Yakima pays out less money on damage claims

Yakima pays out less money on damage claims »Play Video
Yakima is shelling out less money to settle damage claims filed by neighbors.

So far this year, the city has paid about $84,000 for roughly 85 claims. That's a lot less than the $300,000 the city allocated for damages in the budget.

During the same time last year, Yakima paid more than $212,000 on almost 70 claims. That made a bigger dent in the city's reserve fund.

The Yakima Police Department is the subject of most of this year's claims.