Big Changes Ordered in the City of Wapato
Dominic Rizzi is looking for job again after being fired as the Chief of the Wapato Police Deparment. Rizzi was terminated by the city of Yakima last year. Rizzi was let go by Wapato Mayor Dora Alvarez-Roa gave no reason for firing last Friday. The Yakima Herald-Republic reports that Alvarez-Roa wouldn't say anything about the termination during Wednesday's council meeting.
Rizzi was hired in 2018 as a police consultant and in February of this year he was named the new Wapato public safety director with the responsibility of police and fire departments.
On Wednesday Wapato City Council members gave the go ahead to city leaders to settle lawsuits and tort claims and they also called for a freeze in hiring and expenses.
The council cut positions like the city administrator and took a unanimous vote of no confidence in the mayor. The council also decided on a new twice a month meeting schedule.