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Mayor’s Blog: First Trip Through the Yakima MLK Underpass [VIDEO]

It's officially open for traffic now -- the Martin Luther King, Jr. Boulevard underpass was dedicated today by a number of statewide and local leaders. I had the honor of hosting the ceremony that included speeches from state Sen. Curtis King and regional director Don Whitehouse, regional director of the state Department of Transportation.

After the dedication ceremony, a caravan of city vehicles took the first official trip on the underpass, followed by Yakima community members on foot who got a firsthand look at the new structure. Even the Yakima Transit Mini Bus made in through.

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Mayor’s Blog: Something Has to Give if We Cut the Utility Tax

Yakima City Council meetings can get heated, especially when the topic involves taxes. For some reason it's tough to have a civil conversation and debate when dealing with an issue like that.

At last night's meeting, Councilman Rick Ensey made a motion to lower the utility tax by 2 percent, which would cut average household bills by about $2 a month

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His Honor ‘Super’ Sam Wilkenson [VIDEO]

Today 'Super' Sam Wilkenson was sworn in as Mayor of Yakima for the day. This little boy who beat the odds to live has stolen our hearts and shown all of us just how good we have it here in Yakima. The NICU and Children's Village are such a blessing to the valley. Super Sam and his awesome family raised over $11,000 for Children's Miracle Network and Children's Village, money that will stay right here in the Yakima Valley. Super Sam says THANK YOU!

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The Bottom Line on The Troubled Tiger Mart Sites [MAYOR'S BLOG]

If you can remember way back when there was a time when the Tiger Marts were successful gas stations in prime locations throughout the City of Yakima. Today (like they have for many years) sit vacant as the owner refuses to clean them up and so they can once again become productive pieces of property.

The City has struggled with how to handle the properties, dealing with a number of code complaints and violations that are pretty standard for vacant property. I've received numerous calls for weed and graffiti abatement. The City has done their best up to this point to enforce the laws that we can while waiting for the owner to clean up the contaminants on the site and sell them or put them back into production. That will NEVER happen, and the question becomes...how long should you wait?

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Snow Plowing Efforts Were Decent But We Can Be Better [MAYOR'S BLOG]

It's that time of year when I address the issues around plowing the city streets. To me this has always been one of the annual problems that brings a lot of complaints. I can understand that with the knowledge that snow plowing needs to be done within a certain time frame

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My View On The Complicated Marijuana Issue [MAYOR'S BLOG]

I've been through quite a few contentious issues during my 8 years on the Yakima City Council but the legalization of Marijuana is by far one of the worst. I'm not sure if it's because people don't follow the process that local governments go through to determine how to handle these types of issues or if people who want to give their opinion and just criticize because they can't understand why we don't see things their way. Whatever the case may be it's my job to sum it up in this blog similar to the news stories you get after every meeting.

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Yakima’s 74 New Take Home Police Vehicle’s Starting to Show Their Worth [MAYOR'S BLOG]

This is what happens when the City Council, The City Manager, The Police Chief and Police Union all work together. Fighting Crime and Public Safety is our number 1 priority, and that is exactly what is being done with this

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How Should Yakima Handle the State’s New Marijuana Law? [MAYOR'S BLOG]

We truly are living in historical times. I never would have thought that I would have a hand in deciding how the City of Yakima handles the implementation of the new marijuana law. The State has a long list of rules and process that will be in place by the end of the year.

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In Local Government Today You Can’t Win – Mayor’s Blog

In today's world with a stressed electorate and tight local budgets creates a difficult environment to improve the quality of life in Yakima. The last 8 years I've been on the city council we have been struggling with the challenge of fixing our streets while combating the gang and crime issue in Yakima.

We had a number of ideas to pay for a major grind and overlay of our most heavily traveled streets. Typically voters have approved a street bond to repair our roads, but

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Valley Mall Roundabout Road Work On Fridays

The traffic will be a little slow on Fridays for the next couple of weeks on the Valley Mall Blvd Roundabouts! 

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Village To Perform At Downtown Summer Nights This Week (Video)

I'm loving these guys and they are performing at Downtown Summer Nights --- get ready for The Village!

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Yakima Weighing Cell Phone Tower Regulations Tonight [MAYOR'S BLOG]

For the most part we've all got them. Cellphones have become a part of our culture. But they don't just work out of the blue, well they kind of do with a cell tower that feeds the phone service.

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