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Yakima Looking at City Personnel to Cuts Costs

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YAKIMA, Wash.-- The City of Yakima continues to cut costs where it can. Earlier this week, city officials fired the human resources director.

It's another move to reorganize many city departments and save taxpayers some money.      

City Manager Tony O'Rourke says the job duties will be picked up by the city attorney and the department's deputy manager.

"We need to improve the quality of what we're doing to warrant future investments. But also, demonstrate that we're willing to save money internally to reinvest it to higher and better needs of the community," O'Rourke said.

O'Rourke says the city will save around $100,000. Money that will be used somewhere else.