Yakima seeks new revenue in the face of $1.2 million budget shortfall
YAKIMA, Wash- The city of Yakima is bracing for a one million dollar budget shortfall. The city council expects to make more budget cuts, but they're also looking at ways to boost revenue. At Tuesday night's city council meeting they'll look at two ways to bring more money to the city without raising taxes.
They plan to authorize a contract tonight for the redevelopment of the Boise Cascade Mill site. They hope it will attract new businesses to the area.
"If you're not going to raise taxes it's going to be from new jobs in the fact the mill site has a potential in fact the state and the city are counting on that potential revenue to help sustain our budgets in to the future", says Mayor Micah Crawly.
The city council will also direct staffers to review the city's investment strategy in hopes of getting a better return on their money.