Finance & Budget Director Cindy Epperson Retiring

The City of Yakima’s Finance & Budget Director, Cindy Epperson, has announced she will retire at the end of January.  Epperson has worked for the City since 1990, including as Finance & Budget Director since 2012. “I have genuinely enjoyed my employment in the Finance Department, from my start as an accountant to the last … Continued

Yakima City Council Meeting Preview

The Yakima City Council holds its next regular agenda business meeting on Tuesday, January 17th, 2017. The meeting begins at 6:00 pm in the Council Chambers at Yakima City Hall. Items on the January 17th agenda include:   Resolution declaring Yakima a “Welcoming City”   Adoption of 2017-2020 Yakima Economic Development Strategic Plan   Setting a … Continued

Yakima City Council Meeting Review

The Yakima City Council held its most recent regular agenda business meeting on Tuesday, January 10th, 2017. Action taken by the Council on January 10th included: –   Approving a Yakima airport lawsuit settlement agreement –   Setting a December 31st, 2017 deadline for securing 9-million dollars in private donations to build the Central Plaza Project –   … Continued

Snow Route Alert Issued By City of Yakima

Please be aware that a Snow Route Alert has been issued by the City of Yakima.  This Snow Route Alert will remain in effect overnight. This Snow Route Alert is being issued as part of a series of steps being taken by the City of Yakima to more efficiently and effectively get streets cleared of … Continued

City Crews Working on Two Water Main Breaks

City of Yakima crews are currently working on two water main breaks that occurred earlier today.  As a result of the two water main breaks, water service to specific areas has been temporarily affected and traffic in the areas near the breaks is being impacted. One of the water main breaks occurred in the 4100 … Continued

Snow Route Alert Issued By City of Yakima

Please be aware that a Snow Route Alert has been issued by the City of Yakima.  This Snow Route Alert will remain in effect overnight. This Snow Route Alert is being issued as part of a series of steps being taken by the City of Yakima to more efficiently and effectively get streets cleared of … Continued

Inclement Weather Conditions Affecting Refuse Collection

The public’s cooperation is being sought to help City of Yakima refuse operators keep on schedule during winter weather. “Ice and snow cause driving problems for everyone and when you drive a thirty-ton garbage truck, it can be especially challenging,” said City of Yakima Refuse and Recycling Manager Loretta Zammarchi. To provide the best service … Continued

Yakima City Council Meeting Preview

The Yakima City Council holds its next regular agenda business meeting on Tuesday, January 10th, 2017. The meeting begins at 6:00 pm in the Council Chambers at Yakima City Hall. Items on the January 10th agenda include:  Yakima Airport lawsuit settlement agreement  Creation of a Transportation Benefit District and vehicle license fee  Status update on … Continued

Snow Route Alert Issued By City of Yakima

Please be aware that a Snow Route Alert has been issued by the City of Yakima.  This Snow Route Alert will remain in effect overnight. This Snow Route Alert is being issued as part of a series of steps being taken by the City of Yakima to more efficiently and effectively get streets cleared of … Continued

Volunteer Opportunities on City Boards and Commissions

The Yakima City Council is asking volunteers interested in serving on the Yakima Housing Authority Board, Board of Appeals, and the Henry Beauchamp, Jr. Community Center Advisory Committee to submit applications to the City Clerk’s office. The Board of Appeals and the Henry Beauchamp, Jr. Community Center Advisory Committee currently have one open position each. … Continued