City of Yakima
Proposition No. 1

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City of Yakima
Proposition No. 1

Adoption of Amendment to the Charter of the City of Yakima to require an affirmative vote of at least five council members to assess, levy or increase any councilmanic tax

Proposition No. 1 concerns an amendment of Article VII, Section 2, of the City of Yakima Charter.  The proposed amendment states that, after January 1, 2014, any councilmanic tax may be assessed, levied or increased only by a minimum affirmative vote of five members of the City Council.  Should this proposition be approved?

Yes

No

Under the current Charter of the City of Yakima the Yakima City Council can assess, levy, and increase certain councilmanic taxes by a majority vote.  A majority vote requires the vote of four council members if all seven council members are present.  If approved, this proposition would amend Article VII, Section 2, of the Charter of the City of Yakima so that, after January 1, 2014, any councilmanic tax may be assessed, levied or increased only by the affirmative vote of no less than five members of the City Council.

Statement For Statement Against

Proposition One will make it harder for the Yakima City Council to raise taxes.

No statement was submitted

Committee in favor:
Bill Lover, Yakima City Councilman
Rick Ensey, Yakima City Councilman
Ben Shoval, Yakima businessman

Committee against:
No committee was formed

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