Yakima spending $350,000 more on underpass art

YAKIMA, Wash. (AP) -- The Yakima City Council agreed to spend $350,000 on a public art project called "Bins of Light" that celebrates the city's fruit industry. It's an electric light sculpture designed to look like stacked fruit bins.

The city has already spent $100,000 on the design for the art at an underpass project.

The Yakima Herald-Republic reports (http://bit.ly/1piBAzE) two council members voted Tuesday against using leftover construction money for the art. One said public money should not be spent on art at all and the other said the money would be better spent on street improvements.

Others said the art will be a landmark that invigorates Yakima and attracts business and tourists.

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Information from: Yakima Herald-Republic, http://www.yakimaherald.com

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