Yakima City Council Meeting Preview

The Yakima City Council holds its next regular agenda business meeting on Tuesday, December 13th, 2016. The meeting begins at 2:00 pm in the Council Chambers at Yakima City Hall. Items on the December 13th agenda include: –  Adoption of the 2017 City of Yakima Budget –  Update on Homeless issues –  Setting a January 10th … Continued

Snow Alert Issued By City of Yakima

Please be aware that a “Snow Alert” has been issued by the City of Yakima. When a snowfall reaches three inches in depth, which it now has, a “Snow Alert” is issued, triggering a series of steps to more efficiently and effectively get streets cleared of snow as quickly as possible. A key part of … Continued

Yakima City Council Meeting Review

The Yakima City Council held its most recent regular agenda business meeting on Tuesday, December 6th, 2016. Action taken by the Council on December 6th included: –    Scheduling a study session regarding efforts to address homelessness –    Approving utility rate increases for water, sewer, stormwater and refuse service –    Raising the cap on utility rates … Continued

Art Work Wanted For 2017 Windows Alive!

The Yakima Arts Commission is seeking applications from the Central Washington arts community for the 2017 Downtown Yakima Windows Alive! Project. The deadline for submitting an application for the spring/summer 2017 exhibition is Monday, January 30th and winners will be announced in early February. This is the fourth season for the popular event, which enables … Continued

Yakima Transit Providing Free Shuttle Bus Service to Luminaria

Yakima Transit will be providing free shuttle bus service to the Yakima Area Arboretum’s 2016 Luminaria Candle-Lit Walk event on Friday, December 9th and Saturday, December 10th. Shuttle buses will run continuously from the parking lot of the former K-Mart store, located south of Highway 24.  The Arboretum is located north of Highway 24, just … Continued

Yakima City Council Meeting Preview

The Yakima City Council holds its next regular agenda business meeting on Tuesday, December 6th, 2016. The meeting begins at 6:00 pm in the Council Chambers at Yakima City Hall. Items on the December 6th agenda include: –   Conducting a second public hearing on the proposed 2017 revenue and expenditure budget for the City of … Continued

Big Improvements Completed at Rosalma Park in Yakima

Rosalma Garden Club Park, located near the southeast corner of the intersection of 16th Avenue and Tieton Drive, has a new look thanks to the generosity of a local developer and a building contractor. Hogback Development and Stephens and Sons Construction teamed up to upgrade the appearance of the neighborhood park. Work began in late … Continued

Traffic Signal Work at 1st Street and Nob Hill to Affect Drivers

Traffic signals at the intersection of 1st Street and Nob Hill Boulevard will be shut down temporarily during the morning on Thursday, December 1st for about three hours while a traffic signal battery backup system is installed. City of Yakima crews will be working on installing a new backup battery system to the traffic signal … Continued

Volunteer Opportunities on City Boards, Committees and Commissions

The Yakima City Council is asking volunteers interested in serving on the City of Yakima Lodging Tax Advisory Committee and the Henry Beauchamp, Jr. Community Center Advisory Committee. The Henry Beauchamp, Jr. Community Center Advisory Committee has one open position and the Lodging Tax Advisory Committee has two terms expiring. It is the responsibility of … Continued

Yakima Transit Providing Free Shuttle Bus Service to Luminaria

Yakima Transit will be providing free shuttle bus service to the Yakima Area Arboretum’s 2016 Luminaria Candle-Lit Walk event on Friday, December 9th and Saturday, December 10th. Shuttle buses will run continuously from the parking lot of the former K-Mart store, located south of Highway 24.  The Arboretum is located north of Highway 24, just … Continued