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County Commissioners Moving with the Second Option of Funding
With the sales tax proposal in the county suffering a defeat, county commissioners are ready to move forward with option number two: shifting money from the county's road fund to the general fund.
It would raise the same amount of money: $3 million per year to pay for jail security upgrades and …
County Asking Voters About Sales Tax Increase
Next Wednesday thousands of ballots will be sent to county voters asking if they’ll support a proposed tenth-of-a-cent sales tax increase that would raise $2.8-million per year to pay off bond debt and fund security upgrades at the county jail...
Yakima County Moves on Improvements on Roads
County commissioners decided Tuesday to move forward with a project to improve safety on 29 of the county's deadliest roads. Rural roads in Yakima County are among the most dangerous in the state; engineers say there were 26 fatal accidents last year alone...
Review Board Recommends Changes In Justice Operations
A report presented June 7 on the county’s criminal justice operations recommended big changes to the system faced with rising costs and shrinking budgets. Yakima County Commissioners established an independent review committee earlier this year to evaluate the efficiency of…
Yakima Bears Will Honor Stadium Contract
Yakima County Commissioner Mike Leita does not anticipate any problems in releasing the Yakima Bears from the team's contract that runs through 2015. The Bears are set to move to Hillsboro, Oregon, next year after officials approved an agreement June 5 to build a new stadium for Single-A ba…
The Future Of The Yakima Bears And Stadium
While Major League Baseball is underway, we are still a month and a half away from seeing the Yakima Bears take the field. The team is here for another season, but management has made no secret about its intention to get a new stadium...
Yakima County Commissioners Approved Measure For Primary Ballot
The Yakima County Commissioners Tuesday approved a measure for the primary ballot August 7th. The measure calls for a tenth of a cent sales tax increase that would raise 2.8 million dollars a year. The money would pay for increased security measures at the county jail, cover current expenses an…
Yakima County Commissioners Looking For Support Of Sales Tax
The Yakima County Commissioners are hoping voters support a proposed tenth of a cent sales tax increase to pay for security needs at the Yakima County jail. Commissioner Mike Leita says if approved the 2.8 million dollars a year would not only pay for security upgrades but would also pay expens…
Yakima County Commissioner Kevin Bouchey Wants 4 More Years
Yakima County Commissioner Kevin Bouchey wants another 4 year term. He's expected to formally announce his re election campaign later today. Bouchey, a lower valley farmer currently holds the district two seat he won in 2008. So far no one has filed against Bouchey for his county commissio…
Yakima County Jail Security Upgrades
The Yakima County Commissioners want to keep the community safe and they want you to fund a new security system at the Yakima County jail. The commissioners on Tuesday decided to ask voters in the august primary to approve a one tenth of a cent sales tax increase, the tax would raise 2...

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