Grind and Overlay Project at 16th Avenue and Tieton Drive Underway

Contact: Streets and Traffic Manager Joe Rosenlund – 509-576-6430 – Community Relations Manager Randy Beehler – 509-901-1142 – Drivers are encouraged to avoid the intersection of 16th Avenue and Tieton Drive through August 9th while a grind and overlay paving project is underway. City of Yakima crews will be working at the busy … Continued

Repairs Completed to Irrigation Canal

Contact: Irrigation Supervisor Alvie Maxey – 575-6194 – Community Relations Manager Randy Beehler – 509-901-1142 – Water is again flowing in a canal owned by New Schanno Canal Company. The canal was shut down last Friday after City of Yakima crews discovered a root ball was preventing the flow of water through the … Continued

July 2012 City of Yakima Issues Brief

Latest Estimate Puts Yakima Population Just Under 92,000 The most recent estimate from the Washington State Office of Financial Management (“OFM”) puts the current population of Yakima at 91,930. That represents an increase of 300 people (.33%) from the 2011 OFM estimate of 91,630 and an increase of 734 residents (.80%) above the 2010 U.S. … Continued

Project to Impact Traffic on Nob Hill for Several Months

Contact: Construction Supervisor Bruce Floyd – 575-6138 Community Relations Manager Randy Beehler – 901-1142 A project that will run from mid-July until some time around Thanksgiving will result in significant improvements being made along Nob Hill Boulevard from 49th Avenue to 64th Avenue. The project, which gets underway on Wednesday, July 18th, will include some … Continued

Tony O’Rourke Begins Tenure As Yakima City Manager

Contact: City Manager Tony O’Rourke – 509-575-6040 – Community Relations Manager Randy Beehler – 509-901-1142 – Tony O’Rourke’s tenure as Yakima city manager has officially begun. O’Rourke took the oath of office during the City Council’s regular business meeting this morning at Yakima City Hall. O’Rourke was chosen unanimously by the City Council … Continued