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City of Yakima Wants to Open a Medical Center for City Employees to Save Money

City leaders in Yakima want to open a medical clinic for city employees which may save taxpayers money.

Yakima City Manager Tony O'Rourke says the clinic would save about $360,000 in taxpayer money.

The clinic

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Voters Could be Asked to Raise Car Tab Fees

Car tab fees have never been very popular, but Yakima City Manager Tony O'Rourke believes now may be the time to ask voters for the fee to pay for city street repairs. The city council will talk about putting the issue in front of voters during a study session this morning

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Yakima Police Gang Unit to Add More Officers

The Yakima Police gang unit is set to double in size, thanks to a increase in city tax revenue. Five officers are in the unit, they work a five day rotation. City Manager Tony O'Rourke and Police Chief Dominic Rizzi, Jr

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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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Downtown Park Open for Now

The downtown park at Second Street and Yakima Avenue will remain open for now. Last week city officials removed pavers and basically ripped up the park. But, now the barren lot will change once more

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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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Yakima’s Pilot Bike Patrol Launches Tonight

One of the key findings of the 2012 Yakima Citizen Survey that the Yakima City Council focused on during its retreat in late August showed that some Yakima residents don’t feel as safe as they would like to in the downtown area, particularly after dark

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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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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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