Selah taxpayers: 'We're in control of future decisions to correct city's debt'

Selah taxpayers: 'We're in control of future decisions to correct city's debt'
SELAH, Wash. -- Selah taxpayers showed up to Tuesday night's city council meeting to voice their opinion about Selah's multi-million dollar property debt.

KIMA has been following the story for months.

Selah plans to sell surplus properties to make up for a $4 million dollar debt associated with a bad real-estate investment.

There was some confusion that the city was going to sell city park property. Council stressed Tuesday night that's not going to happen.

And now taxpayers say they want to be in full control of any decisions going forward.

One woman said she went to the meeting to learn more about city council's stance on the situation.

"I think the council is really trying to just be responsible with thinking about what do we have here that is valuable and not jumping to conclusions," Kari DuBois said. "They just want to see what is available that potentially might be able to benefit our pocket books here in Selah.

In another effort to pull in extra money, council is considering allowing a piece of county property to annex into city lines. It would bring in only about $30,000.
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