Yakima City Council January 21st Regular Meeting Preview

The Yakima City Council will hold regular meeting at 5:30 pm on Tuesday, January 21st, in Council Chambers at Yakima City Hall, 129 North 2nd Street. Agenda items for the January 21st regular meeting include: A Yakima Humane Society report. Report regarding the Chamber of Commerce homeless summit. Report on the Safe Routes to Schools … Continued

Stormwater Maintenance Project to Impact Traffic on Powerhouse

A stormwater maintenance project will impact traffic on a section of Powerhouse Road on Wednesday, January 22nd. The section of Powerhouse between 24th Avenue and 28th Avenue will be closed from 9:00 am to 4:00 pm on January 22nd to accommodate the project. Drivers are reminded that the speed limit through all traffic-related work zones … Continued

Street Closures Planned for 2020 Women’s March

Drivers will find sections of some of the City’s streets temporarily closed Saturday, January 18th, for the 2020 Women’s March. It will begin at 11:00 am on Saturday and is expected to conclude at 3:00 pm. The annual walk is organized by the Unitarian Universalist Church of Yakima. It will begin at the church, 225 … Continued

Holiday Closures for Martin Luther King Jr. Day

Many City of Yakima facilities will be closed Monday, January 20th for 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 service Monday and the … Continued

Stormwater Maintenance Project to Impact Traffic on Powerhouse

A stormwater maintenance project will impact traffic on a section of Powerhouse Road on Tuesday, January 14th through Thursday, January 16th. The section of Powerhouse between 24th Avenue and 28th Avenue will be closed from 9:00 am to 4:00 pm from January 14th to 16th to accommodate the project. Drivers are reminded that the speed … Continued

U.S. Census Bureau Now Hiring for 2020 Census

The U.S. Census Bureau is encouraging people to apply for temporary jobs with the bureau to help make sure data collected during the 2020 Census is as accurate as possible. The bureau is in the process of hiring hundreds of thousands of workers to assist with the 2020 Census. Article 1, Section 2 of the … Continued

City of Yakima Construction Growth Continued in 2019

New multi-family construction in the City of Yakima more than doubled last year. That is among building permit statistics for the City in 2019 compared to 2018. There were 29 new multi-family developments permitted in Yakima during 2019, with a combined estimated valuation of $32,600,179. In 2018, there were 12 permits issued for new multi-family … Continued

Yakima City Council January 7th Regular Meeting Review

The Yakima City Council held a regular meeting yesterday, Tuesday, January 7th. Action taken by the Council yesterday included: Electing Councilmember Patricia Byers as Mayor. Electing Councilmember Holly Cousens as Assistant Mayor. Issuing a Martin Luther King Jr. Week proclamation. Reviewing the City Council meeting agenda process. Discussing the Code of Ethics and Principles of … Continued