Yakima City Council May Lower Utility Tax

<p>Public hearing for proposal to raise utility taxes and car tab fees in Yakima</p>

Public hearing for proposal to raise utility taxes and car tab fees in Yakima

The Yakima City Council will be asked to lower utility taxes during tonight's meeting.

Council member Rick Ensey proposed reducing the rate from 6% to 3%, saying the economy has now turned around, and would like to give some of that money back to taxpayers.

The reduction would leave an $800,000 hole, which Ensey says can be taken from the general fund.

The city council previously raised the tax rate from 3% to 6% back in 2011.