Emily Goodell reports.

YAKIMA, Wash. — The City of Yakima is actively ticketing people who stay too long in spaces with time limits after more than a year with little to no parking enforcement.

City officials said the ordinance has been in place for years, but due to a temporary pause in enforcement initiated by the Yakima City Council during the first year of the pandemic and a subsequent staffing shortage, they’ve been unable to diligently enforce parking rules for about the past 18 months.