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Yakima City Council working to finalize decision on vehicle registration fees

YAKIMA, Wash.- City council members are still working to finalize their plan for raising vehicle registration fees.

The new fee would create a Transportation Benefit District, with the money used to repair sidewalks and roads.

Council is looking at a fee between $15-$20, with $20 being the maximum in order to help fund 19 different proposed road improvement projects. Some of those projects include improvements for the First Street revitalization project and repairing the trolley tracks on Sixth Avenue.

"By fixing the tracks it will add an economic benefit to this, where you know, tourists will hopefully come. It's one of the only few trolleys that exists in the state of Washington," said Carmen Mendez, Yakima city councilwoman.

Council will be holding a public hearing at their upcoming business meeting on March 21st to hear from citizens before making a final decision.

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