Costs continue to rise as city and county officials look for solutions to housing local prisoners. Today, a joint city/county study session was held to address the problem. A number of ideas were talked about including the possibility of having one regional jail instead of one in the city and one in the county
Both city and county officials in Yakima are looking for cheaper ways to house local prisoners. The Yakima City Council today will hold a study session with county officials to talk about housing more city prisoners in the county jail or expand the current city jail
Yakima officials are working to develop the former mill site along i 82. The old mill site has been an ugly welcome sign into Yakima for years. Plans for development could transform the area into a center for retail, industry and recreation. Talk of develop
A special hearing is set for tonight to talk about the county adult entertainment ordinance. The hearing in front of the Yakima County planning department will deal with changes that would remove the compatibility review currently required under both the Yakima County and the Yakima urban growth area zoning ordinances and would instead rely on an existing predetermined list of protected uses
The Yakima City Council held a study session on downtown development at city hall
Tuesday. City Manager Tony O'Rourke suggested making parking more accessible
for those who want to spend time in the downtown area
No drive through for downtown Yakima. On Monday, the Yakima City Planning Department
rejected a request for a downtown drive through at 2 Street and Yakima
Avenue. An article in today's Yakima Herald Republic says the developer wanted
to open a coffee shop (starbucks) in the area that would have a drive
The Yakima City Council held a retreat Tuesday to talk about a recent city survey and how the city can begin to address citizen concerns. No action was taken, the city council study session was the first step
The Yakima City Council meets for a retreat today to begin to address some concerns of residents revealed in a recent survey. City Manager Tony O'Rourke says the survey found that people are concerned about crime, job opportunities and the cities reputation
Phase two of the 2012 Yakima Citizen Survey, which provides everyone in the community the opportunity to fill out an online version of the questionnaire, is underway. The survey is designed to gauge public opinion about City services and priorities as well as quality of life issues in Yakima
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