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Yakima Officals Seeking Money Saving Options for Jails

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

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City Must Move on Mill Site or Lose Matching Funds

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

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Special Hearing for Adult Entertainment Ordinance Set for Tonight

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

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More Free Parking and Events to Attract More People Downtown

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

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No Drive Thru For Coffee Shop in Downtown Yakima

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
through

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Study Session on City Survey Reveals Citizens Concerns

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

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Yakima City Manager and Council Meet on City Survey Results

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

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ACLU Filing Voting Rights Lawsuit Against The City of Yakima

YAKIMA, Wash. (AP) — The ACLU of Washington says it plans a news conference Wednesday to announce the filing of a major voting rights lawsuit against the city of Yakima.

The group declined to provide details Tuesday

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Next Phase of 2012 Yakima Citizen Survey Underway

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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Tony O’Rourke Meets with City Council about City Plans

Yakima City Manager Tony O'Rourke told council members Tuesday that things in Yakima need to change over the next four years or the city could see deficits of between 1.5 to 4 million dollars. O'Rourke says he has a plan to reorganize the city that he hopes the city will embrace

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