It's been more than a year since a criminal investigation started into the former Wapato city government, with few updates.
Friday, August 21, 2020
Tuesday, February 11, 2020
The city of Wapato had a year of upheaval in 2019, getting hit with almost a dozen lawsuits, eight findings of egregious mismanagement in a state auditor’s report, and the launching of a criminal investigation into city affairs.
Friday, January 24, 2020
The city of Wapato recently received a $46,000 financial break from its insurance carrier and prosecutors, welcome news after its insurance costs went up.
Friday, November 22, 2019
A former deputy clerk treasurer has filed a wrongful termination tort claim notice with the city of Wapato seeking $750,000.
Wednesday, November 20, 2019
The Wapato City Council passed a resolution Monday that will strip Mayor Dora Alvarez-Roa of any power after election results are certified on Tuesday, Nov. 26.
Yakima County Prosecuting Attorney Joseph Brusic will not attempt to oust Wapato Mayor Dora Alvarez-Roa, saying it would do more harm than good right now.
WAPATO — Mayor Dora Alvarez-Roa wants to be paid.
Wapato has a security camera system inside and outside City Hall, but it wasn’t turned on until this week, after allegations brought forth by a City Council member that camera cables had been cut.
Wapato’s mayor has fired the city clerk-treasurer in the midst of a financial crisis, leaving the city without a point of contact for finances and the budget — and, at the same time, as allegations mount about the misappropriation of funds and destruction of public records.
WAPATO, Wash. — Wapato’s mayor pro tem and city attorney had troubling news to share at Tuesday’s City Council meeting.