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...

Yakima Assistant City Manager Ana Cortez is top pick for city manager in Helena, Mont.

Former Assistant City Manager Ana Cortez was selected to become the City Manager for the City of Helena, MT in 2018. “Ana rose to the top,” City Commissioner Andres Haladay Continue Reading...