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City Making it Harder to Get Banner Above Yakima Avenue

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YAKIMA, Wash.-- New rules in Yakima could mean the end to advertising for some valley non-profits.
 
You've probably seen the banners hung above Yakima Avenue.

A recent change to the city ordinance means no more above street signs for local businesses.

The change could also make it more difficult for non-profits outside the city limits to rent the space, because the city will give priority to Yakima organizations.

And some Lower Valley groups don't think that's right.

"Part of our concern is you know, all of us in the Yakima Valley are in this together. We're working to promote tourism for a variety of events year round," said Judy Boekholder, a board member with the Yakima Valley Rail and Steam Museum.

She says the museum has advertised with the banners for five years,  and the new ordinance could make it hard for them to rent the space, hurting the non-profit.

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