Area mayors participate in state of the cities address
PASCO, Wash. -- The state of the cities in the Tri-Cities area is good. That's what the mayors reported today at a regional chamber of commerce luncheon.
The mayors of Pasco, Richland, West Richland and Kennewick all described growth and development underway.
Basically, housing is still strong, sales tax revenue has leveled off and cities are working to maintain services without cuts.
Another central theme was collaboration between governments. "When you put the four cities together, the four mayors together and their councils together to strategize and work together, both for legislative change as well as economic development you begin to see how big and powerful we really are as a community," says Kennewick mayor Steve Young.
Young also said 60 percent of Kennewick's future development will be in the Southridge area. And West Richland is working on the main entrances to the city and you should see some changes this summer.