Yakima settles lawsuit for $185K but faces more complaints

YAKIMA, Wash. (AP) — A Washington state city has closed one of the lawsuits filed against it by reaching a settlement with two former city employees. The Yakima Herald reports Wapato agreed in January to pay $185,000 to former employees Robin Cordova and Cindy Goodin. The women alleged wrongful termination and harassment. The city still faces at least seven lawsuits filed based on actions under former City Administrator Juan Orozco, Mayor Dora Alvarez-Roa and the previous city council. A criminal investigation into city affairs regarding Orozco continues. A state auditor’s report listed eight findings of egregious, negligent mismanagement under Orozco.