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City Council Wraps Up City Budget, Mayor Discusses Search for New Council Member

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The Yakima City Council made final decisions for the 2009 City Budget during its Budget Wrap Up Meeting on Monday.

One measure discussed toward the end of the meeting tried to eliminate specific management positions in the city.  The motion failed and there were no other discussions about cutting jobs at the meeting. 

After the council had discussed the last item on the agenda, Mayor Dave Edler spoke to KNDO about the search for a new city council member. 

Edler says he is pleased with the group of people being considered for the open seat.

"I have personally had a chance to go through all of the applications, wonderful applicants, great possibilities for council members, very excited about the opportunity before us."

The council will decide who from the pool of applicants should be given an interview during its Executive Session on Tuesday.  The mayor said the council had not selected an exact number of candidates to interview as of Monday morning. 

Those chosen will meet with the council during a public session at a later date.

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