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Yakima intends to withdraw from county emergency plan

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YAKIMA — The city of Yakima will withdraw from the Yakima Valley Office of Emergency Management to map out its own plan for future crises.

That decision was made in a 4-3 vote at Tuesday’s Yakima City Council meeting, where supporters stressed the move has no impact on mutual aid agreements with other municipalities or Yakima County. Opponents, meanwhile, called the move hasty.

City Manager Tony O’Rourke asked the council to approve withdrawing from the organization, which was created in…

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