City Manager Cortez Gets Things Done in Helena

We learned a water pipe supplying four residences had frozen. A city employee told us we might be without water for up to two months until the pipe thawed on … Continue Reading...

City of Yakima’s 2019 budget balanced, but issues linger

The Yakima City Council is ready to vote on a nearly $250 million budget for next year that’s balanced but fails to address long-term financial goals the council identified as … Continue Reading...

Mayor warns of painful decisions as Yakima depletes its cash reserves

If the city continues to borrow from its general fund reserves to pay for operational costs and not pay back the balance, half the reserve fund will be going to … Continue Reading...

Yakima City Council approves nearly $1 million in budget cuts

Assistant City Manager Ana Cortez-Steiner said decisions made by the council addressed concerns about the 2019 budget and paved the way for the city to replenish its reserves. Read more…… Continue Reading...