Yakima Sees Extra $1 Million in Sales Tax Revenue - NBC Right Now/KNDO/KNDU Tri-Cities, Yakima, WA |

Yakima Sees Extra $1 Million in Sales Tax Revenue

Posted: Updated:

YAKIMA, Wash.--It's good news for Yakima's local economy.

The city started seeing their finances improve in the beginning of 2012 when revenue from sales tax started to grow.

Mayor Micah Cawley said during the month of July, revenue jumped 8 or 9 percent higher that what they typically see. Those numbers remained fairly steady and carried through most of last year, ultimately leaving the city with about $1 million in extra sales tax revenue.

This money went into the general fund and helps keep up with inflation and the cost of doing business.

"As we balance down for the year, we have a very healthy reserve," said Mayor Cawley. "17 percent in reserves is the most we've had that I can remember, and it's for true emergencies. It helps keep us in a financially healthy position."

The mayor said this is a sign that more people are going out and spending money in Yakima. With the upcoming revitalization of downtown and North First Street, Mayor Cawley said sales tax revenue looks promising for 2013 as well.

HD DOPPLER 6i
/
  • Yakima NewsYakima News TodayMore>>

  • Grant aids effort to reduce high infant mortality rates on Yakama Indian Reservation

    Grant aids effort to reduce high infant mortality rates on Yakama Indian Reservation

    Tuesday, July 17 2018 8:37 PM EDT2018-07-18 00:37:41 GMT

    The Memorial Foundation and Virginia Mason Memorial hospital recently received a $25,000 grant from The Anthem Foundation to help reduce the high rate of infant mortality on the Yakama Indian Reservation. 

    More >>

    The Memorial Foundation and Virginia Mason Memorial hospital recently received a $25,000 grant from The Anthem Foundation to help reduce the high rate of infant mortality on the Yakama Indian Reservation. 

    More >>
  • Afternoon Gleed fire destroys numerous bee hives

    Afternoon Gleed fire destroys numerous bee hives

    Monday, July 16 2018 9:45 PM EDT2018-07-17 01:45:28 GMT

    The cause of a fire in Gleed is still under investigation, but it did burn through most of the bee hives that were in the area. 

    More >>

    The cause of a fire in Gleed is still under investigation, but it did burn through most of the bee hives that were in the area. 

    More >>
  • Yakima man who died from injuries was assaulting a woman, YPD says

    Yakima man who died from injuries was assaulting a woman, YPD says

    Monday, July 16 2018 9:22 PM EDT2018-07-17 01:22:59 GMT

    Based on new information obtained by Yakima Police Department detectives, the death of a 57-year old man who died last night is not being ruled a homicide at this time.

    More >>

    Based on new information obtained by Yakima Police Department detectives, the death of a 57-year old man who died last night is not being ruled a homicide at this time.

    More >>