Road Repairs, Airports and Bus Fares

<p>Yakima city council discussing budget proposal</p>

Yakima city council discussing budget proposal

Yakima City Council is moving forward with big changes.

Last night, the council decided to drop it's proposed car tab fee, and is drafting a charter amendment for the August Primary ballot.

The amendment would mandate the city to dedicate 2 million dollars of its general fund to road repairs.

The change came from council members expressing concern that voters would not pass the car tab fee if it appeared on the ballot.

The city is also on the heels of gaining full ownership of the Yakima Air Terminal and Airport.

The council is sending an agreement proposal to county commissioners, who will need to sign it in order to hand the countys share of the air port to the city.

Full ownership transfer is expected to be official next week.

Lastly, the city approved to increase bus fares

Most single ride fares are going to see an increase of about 25 cents.
The monthly reduce-fare pass will jump from $5 to $9, and adult monthly passes will increase from $17 to $25.