- Associated Press - Thursday, August 20, 2015

YAKIMA, Wash. (AP) - The Yakima City Council has denied plans for a social services center that would have included emergency shelter for the homeless.

The Yakima Herald-Republic reports (https://bit.ly/1PB2DRp ) that the council voted Tuesday to uphold an appeal of the city’s hearing examiner’s approval for the Yakima Neighborhood Health Services plan.

Council members say the decision is less about homeless services, and instead is a land-use issue. The plan is on hold unless Neighborhood Health challenges the city’s decision in Yakima County Superior Court or finds another location with different zoning.

Residents of the neighborhood by the proposed cite were unhappy with the proximity the center would have to homes. It would be replacing a convenience store, which they say is more useful.


Information from: Yakima Herald-Republic, https://www.yakimaherald.com

Copyright © 2018 The Washington Times, LLC.

The Washington Times Comment Policy

The Washington Times is switching its third-party commenting system from Disqus to Spot.IM. You will need to either create an account with Spot.im or if you wish to use your Disqus account look under the Conversation for the link "Have a Disqus Account?". Please read our Comment Policy before commenting.


Click to Read More and View Comments

Click to Hide