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Yakima City Council Holds Budget Study Session

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The Yakima City Council held a special study session Tuesday morning to discuss whether to change the way the city budget is assembled each year.

They met with the city manager and other budget staff.  Many council members have pushed for a change to the method used by county commissioners. 

Mayor Dave Edler was concerned at first but now says that approach just needs some work.

"I believe we are moving in a good direction and the model that we chose, from my perspective just needs to be worked out a little bit," he said.  "A little more clarity given to it so that we can all say that we agree that this is the direction to move our city."

The proposed method will move to the council's budget committee.  The mayor says we could see action taken on it in the next couple of weeks.