City Garbage Collection Seeks Community’s Help

In response to COVID-19, the City of Yakima’s Refuse Division needs the community’s help to ensure proper garbage collection and safety for Refuse Division staff and the public. The Division requests the following: ALL refuse be bagged, all lids closed and carts placed at the curb or alley by 6:00 am on the morning of … Continued

Yakima City Council April 7th Regular Meeting Preview

The Yakima City Council will hold a regular meeting at 5:30 pm on Tuesday, April 7th, in Council Chambers at Yakima City Hall, 129 North 2nd Street. Agenda items for the April 7th regular meeting include: Issuing an Arbor Day Proclamation Considering a proclamation extending the Mayor’s order declaring an emergency and a resolution approving … Continued

April 2020 Issues Brief

Click the following link to see the April 2020 City of Yakima Issues Brief e-Newsletter – This month’s Issues Brief includes: The City of Yakima’s response to COVID-19 – Page 1 The Yakima community pulling together to express support for first responders – Page 2 Yakima Police Dept. tutorials for online reporting – Page 2 … Continued

Randall Park Dog Park Closed due to COVID-19

The City of Yakima’s dog park at Randall Park is closed indefinitely due to COVID-19 concerns. “Due to the high volume of users of our dog park at any given time, we have made the decision to close it in order to reduce social gatherings and the possible spread of COVID-19,” said Parks and Recreation … Continued

Garbage Collection Switching to Summer Hours due to COVID-19

The City of Yakima’s Refuse Division has switched to its summer hours due to COVID-19. “Normally we begin the summer schedule in June, but in an attempt to work with staff scheduling due to COVID-19 we have implemented our summer schedule,” said Refuse and Recycling Manager Loretta Zammarchi. As a result, City crews will collect … Continued

City of Yakima Irrigation Season Begins April 1st

Wednesday, April 1st, will mark the start of the 2020 irrigation season for the vast majority of the residential and business customers served by the City of Yakima’s irrigation system.  That’s the day that the majority of the collection of systems operated by the City’s Water/Irrigation Division are scheduled to begin delivering water. All City … Continued

Second COVID-19 Related Death in Yakima County

“Today, we received the tragic news that another Yakima County resident has died as a result of COVID-19. The deceased was in their 30’s and had several chronic conditions. Our sincerest condolences go out to the family and friends of this individual. During this difficult time, we must come together as a community and ensure … Continued

Segunda muerte relacionada con COVID-19 en el condado de Yakima

“Hoy recibimos la trágica noticia de que otro residente del condado de Yakima murió como resultado de COVID-19. El fallecido estaba en sus 30 y tenía varias condiciones crónicas. Nuestro más sentido pésame a la familia y amigos de esta persona. Es en momentos difíciles debemos unirnos como comunidad y asegurarnos de que estamos haciendo … Continued