YAKIMA, Wa.- The first count is over, and so far voters are saying "no" to a strong mayor form of government. 48% of voters, or 6,287 voted "yes" on the issue. 52% of voters or 6,859 voted "no."
After city manager Dick Zais announced he will be stepping down after 30 years, and some wanted a change in government. Right now Yakima has a strong city manager form of government.