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City Manager Gets Progress Report

Tony O'Rourke probably felt like he was being called to the teacher's desk to get his progress report when he got a review by the City Council yesterday.

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Several Options for North Yakima Reveiled by Project Managers

The Yakima City Council held a study session Tuesday to hear about the progress on the former mill site along I-82.  Project managers unveiled several options for a new exit off I-82 as well as the new streets that would run through the site

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Yakima City Council to Decide on Yakima Car Tab Vote

Voters will not see a car tab measure on a ballot in April. And it may or may not be on the August ballot. The Yakima City Council tomorrow will hear from Yakima City Manager Tony O'Rourke. He is expected to give the council other options to consider to fix Yakima city roads

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Yakima Officials Staking City Claims in Olympia

Lobbying for City projects is what a team from Yakima is doing in Olympia today. City Manager Tony O'Rourke and Police Chief Dominic Rizzi Jr. are knocking on doors of lawmakers along with City Council members Dave Ettl and Mayor Micah Cawley

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City Council Will Not Put Car Tabs Vote on April Ballot

Voters will not see a car tab measure on a ballot in April. The Yakima City Council Tuesday voted to remove the proposal to raise car tabs by $30 from an April ballot. City Councilwoman Sarah Bristol told her fellow council members before the vote Tuesday, April is just too early for the issue to be placed on the ballot

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Yakima Airport Has Great Potential for Yakima County

Improving air service is the goal of consultants that spoke with Yakima City Council members Tuesday. Air Service Planners, a consulting firm, has been hired by the city to find more air carriers to operate out of the Yakima Airport to make it more profitable. Yakima City Manager Tony O'Rourke says the airport has great potential to become profitable but it may take time to attract the carriers.

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New Rules for Advertising Banners in Downtown Yakima

A new rule puts big limits on the way that Yakima businesses can advertise downtown.

You might have noticed larger banners and signs advertising private businesses or out-of-town events.

Yakima's city manager felt they cluttered the downtown area and weren’t advertising city-wide events

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Discussing City Business with Yakima City Manager Tony O’Roarke on KIT’s Mike Bastinelli Show [AUDIO]

The Yakima City Council recently decided to put a $30 car tab proposal before the voters to raise money to fund street repairs. The city is also looking in to taking over full operation of the Yakima Air Terminal, instead of joint operation with Yakima County

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Brian’s Blog: Downtown Yakima Changes Coming – What Would You Like To See?

At Tuesday night's Yakima City Council Meeting, the council will make some decisions that will effect the face of downtown Yakima "for the next 100 years", according to city manager Tony O'Roarke. The question is what what you like to see?

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Changes Coming to Banners Hung Over Yakima Avenue

Two giant banners stare drivers in the face on Yakima Avenue.  One is advertising for a private business. The other is sending people to Toppenish.

City Manager Tony O'Rourke says he thinks they are unnecessary

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