Victim in Shooting Being Treated at Harborview

A man who was shot on Sunday morning in the 1800 block of South 12th Avenue was transported earlier today to Harborview Medical Center in Seattle for treatment.  A 43-year-old Yakima resident, whose name is being withheld pending notification of his family, reportedly received a single gunshot to his neck.  He was taken by aircraft … Continued

Street Closures Planned for 2019 Women’s March

Drivers will find sections of some of the City’s streets temporarily closed Saturday, January 19th, for the 2019 Women’s March. It will begin at 12:00 pm on Saturday and is expected to conclude at 2:00 pm. The annual walk is organized by the Unitarian Universalist Church of Yakima. It will begin at the church, 225 … Continued

Holiday Closures Planned for Martin Luther King Jr. Day

Many of the City of Yakima’s facilities will be closed Monday, January 21st, in observance of Martin Luther King Jr. Day. That includes City Hall, Y-PAC, Public Works, and Parks and Recreation offices. Business offices for the Police and Fire Departments will be closed. Emergency services will remain available. Yakima Transit will not provide bus … Continued

January 2019 City of Yakima Issues Brief e-Newsletter

Click the following link to see the January 2019 City of Yakima Issues Brief e-Newsletter – The January 2019 Issues Brief e-Newsletter includes articles, photos, links and City contact phone numbers. The City of Yakima Issues Brief e-Newsletter is a monthly publication of the City of Yakima Community Relations Office.

Yakima City Council January 15th Regular Meeting Review

The Yakima City Council held a regular meeting yesterday, Tuesday, January 15th. Action by the Council yesterday included: Authorizing a feasibility study agreement for an outdoor community swimming pool at Martin Luther King Jr. Park. Receiving a report from the Council Economic Development Committee. Receiving a presentation on community policing efforts. Authorizing the formation of … Continued

Members Sought for Committee to Review Potential Homeless Facility

The Yakima City Council is seeking volunteers interested in serving on an ad-hoc committee being formed to review design elements related to a potential homeless facility located within the City of Yakima. In early November 2018, the Yakima City Council voted to rezone a 2.6 acre piece of property owned by the City to “General … Continued

Yakima City Council January 15th Regular Meeting Preview

The Yakima City Council will hold a regular meeting at 6:00 pm on Tuesday, January 15th in Council Chambers at Yakima City Hall, 129 North 2nd Street. Agenda items for the January 15th regular meeting include: Authorizing a feasibility study agreement for an outdoor community swimming pool at Martin Luther King Jr. Park. Authorizing acceptance … Continued

City of Yakima Experiencing Construction Growth

New single-family construction in the City of Yakima rose by more than 50 percent last year. That is among building permit statistics for the City in 2018 compared to 2017. There were 144 new single-family homes permitted in Yakima during 2018, with a combined estimated valuation of $34,254,140. In 2017, there were 90 permits issued … Continued

Yakima City Council January 8th Regular Meeting Review

The Yakima City Council held a regular meeting yesterday, Tuesday, January 8th. Action by the Council yesterday included: Issuing a Martin Luther King Jr. Day Proclamation. Announcing a special meeting from 10:00 am to 12:00 pm on Wednesday, Jan. 30th at the Yakima Convention Center regarding a forum on H2A worker housing issues. Receiving Council … Continued