Yakima City Council May Lower Utility Tax

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.

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