In Yakima City Politics, the even-numbered City Council Districts are up for re-election this November second.  District #2 is in Southeast Yakima, District #4 is in the central south business area,  District #6 is in the Northwest part of the City.

Today we talked with long-time Yakima resident Janice Deccio who is running for the District #4 seat currently held by councilwoman Dr. Kay Funk who chose not to seek reelection.

Deccio has a degree in Journalism and a Master's degree in healthcare administration. The candidate says she has worked in communications for Catholic Charities for the past few years and she loves the job.

She has been active on a number of boards and agencies in the past and now she feels it's time to try to help the entire city by getting on the council and doing something "positive."

Among the challenges facing the city, Deccio says crime is near the top and the incidents of criminal activity seem to be on the rise. She believes safety, homelessness, and other problems can be addressed by working with a variety of agencies.

Deccio describes herself as a "Progressive Democrat" who is fiscally conservative but she's not into labels, especially as it pertains to a nonpartisan race like city council.  When asked who she voted for President, she is reluctant to answer, saying if elected she will work for the entire city jokingly kidding that she would be the Gandhi of the Council!
She is against an income tax for the city and wonders why it's even on the ballot.
Here is our interview with Yakima's 4th District City Council candidate, Janice Deccio.

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