So far this year the city's sales tax is up 7.1% since last year.
We're on track to bring in more than $14 million in revenue from the increased sales tax.
That's the most the city's seen since the recession hit in 2008.
"The overall general mood of the city I think that's definitely changed. The city manager has been doing a really great job trying to get things done obviously there's a lot of development happening downtown and around the area," said Dujie Tahat from Yakima.
Money from the sales tax goes to the city's general fund.
That goes to things like the 74 extra police cars for YPD and more events and concerts for the downtown area.