Yakima City Council Expected to Approve Cruising Ordinance
People will be able to officially cruise Yakima Avenue in 2020 if the Yakima City Council approves an ordinance on Tuesday.
Earlier this month the Yakima City Council voted unanimously to direct city staff to rework the current cruising ordinance that will allow cruising on the second Saturday in June, July, August and September, and the third Saturday in June and September from 6:00 p.m. to 10:00 p.m.
The council is expected to approve the ordinance at its next council meeting set for 5:30 p.m. Tuesday, October 1 at Yakima City Hall.
Earlier this year council members talked to local car clubs about the cruise nights and requirements needed before deciding to vote on the issue.
Just prior to Tuesday’s regular meeting, the Yakima City Council will hold a special meeting at 4:00 p.m. to interview interim city manager applicants. The special meeting to interview interim city manager applicants will air live on Y-PAC and be streamed live at yakimawa.gov.
A news release from the city says the two candidates that will be interviewed Tuesday were selected from a pool of 17 applicants. They are;
"Alex Meyerhoff - Meyerhoff has nearly 30 years of experience in local government, including having served as city manager/executive director in Holtville, California (2011-2014), Hemet, California (2016-2017), and San Fernando, California (2017-2019). Meyerhoff earned a bachelor of arts in history degree from the University of California (1991) and a master of arts in urban planning, transportation, and environmental analysis, also from the University of California (1993). Meyerhoff’s interview will be conducted via Skype.
James Patrick - Patrick has more than 20 years of experience in local government, including having service as city manager in Lebanon, Ohio (1999-2001), Vermillion, South Dakota (2002-2004), Kalispell, Montana (2004-2008), and Storm Lake, Iowa (2010-2017). Patrick earned a bachelor of science in biology degree from Wheaton College (1973) and a masters of science in management degree from the University of California (1988). Patrick’s interview will be conducted via Skype."