Do you think Yakima County should remove a wrecking yard that is located on an island in the Yakima River? I do.
Do you think Yakima County should violate state law and take tax dollars needed for other priorities to move it? I don't.
Do you think Yakima County should move the wrecking yard to a site that is environmentally, aesthetically, and economically appropriate? I do.
Would you like to see the documentation on how Yakima County is spending $108,000 of state DOE funds that went for county staff salaries and expenses, nearly $200,000 to obtain the relocation site appraised at about $70,000, $425,000 committed to building the facility, the unknown cost of the "mitigating" fence along Yakima Valley Highway, unidentified costs to clean up the existing site, and any other costs thus far unknown to the taxpaying public. My computations come to nearly $800,000...not a single dime of which actually goes to restore the river.
Check it out on our website .... CitizensProtectingResources.org ..... and then maybe you will want to contact your county officials and let them know what you think about how they are spending your tax dollars. Just maybe.
/s/ Craig Fisher, Tieton