This Week In Yakima County Politics: November 15, 2022

This Week In Yakima County is a continuing series at Accurate Perspective, running down the major highlights of upcoming meetings from major legislative bodies within Yakima County. Should we cover a jurisdiction or legislative body we are not currently covering? Send us a comment below.

Yakima County Commissioners

  • Week Ahead
    • November 18, 2022Work Session
      • What’s Important?
      • Agenda Item #6 – Public Services – Short term plan to issue building permits
      • This is an update to a recent plan streamlining application approvals for repeat customers. Specifically, this is for customers that know what is required for a completed package.
      • Agenda Item #7 – Financial Services – 2023 General Fund
      • The start of a series of meetings by Financial Services. Financial Services presents to the public before the Yakima County Commissioners consider approving the budget for the next year.

City of Yakima

  • Week Ahead
  • What’s Important?
  • Yakima Police Chief Matt Murray is interested in bringing an Executive Producer to town to possibly begin work on a documentary.
  • A proposal to create an ad-hoc Committee for the Martin Luther King Jr., Aquatic Center.
  • An increase to your irrigation fees for the next four years.
  • Adopting City Council legislative priorities for the state and federal level. These priorities include:
    • State Level:
      • Full funding of Crime Lab
      • Funding to address domestic violence
      • Opportunities to provide financial incentives for downtown redevelopmente
      • Efforts to clarify and/or modify police reform legislation adopted during the 2021 state legislative session
    • Federal Level:
      • Funding to expand domestic water and sewer systems to underserved, low-income neighborhoods
      • Funding for replacement of McAllister Field terminal building
      • Funding requests for Nelson Dam Removal and Replacement project
      • Spending request for the MLK, Jr. Park Community Pool
  • Second public hearing on the 2023-24 Biennial Budget
  • A list of Parks and Recreation fee increases to be adopted on January 1, 2023

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1 Comment

  1. Jeremy Hines says:

    You guys should look into the recommendations from county bureaucrats to change how our county deals with water rights and use. The farm bureau, a home builders association, and an association of realtors all oppose these changes.

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