When the Yakima City Council meets Tuesday the agenda says the council will be "receiving an update on ICE flights" at the Yakima airport. And while some people are urging the council to stop the flights Yakima city officials have told council members if they vote to stop Immigration and Customs Enforcement from using the airport they could risk losing access to federal grants used for capital improvements at the airport. A memo issued on July 3 by the city says "Yakima will continue to comply with federal law and meet its obligations to the FAA and the Yakima airport with regard to ICE detainee flights."
The city has received some $19 million in federal funding for the airport since 2010.
The council meets at 5:30 p.m. Tuesday at Yakima City Hall.