Those who know him call Yakima downtown businessman Joe Mann "the unofficial mayor of Yakima" because of his active participation in the business life of the city he loves.

He's our go-to-guy to find out what's happening as Yakima tries to edge back to normal during the Coronavirus pandemic.  He was on the KIT Morning News earlier this week to talk about the restaurant community, changes to Yakima's Chalk Art competition.

Mann deals in precious metals too and he talked about the current market for silver and gold.  He also shed some light on the future development at the Yakima Mill Site.