Openings Available for Yakima Police Department Citizens Academy

Contact: YPD Sergeant Linda Watts – 575-6158 Communications & Public Affairs Dir. Randy Beehler – 901-1142   Applications are now being accepted for the Yakima Police Department Citizens Academy that will take place each Tuesday night over an eight-week period beginning April 9th. “We used to conduct citizens academy sessions regularly, but we haven’t had … Continued

Second Yakima Community Clean Up Event This Saturday

Contact:  Yakima Refuse Code Compliance Officer James Scott – 576-6745 Communications & Public Affairs Dir. Randy Beehler – 901-1142   Results from the 2012 Yakima Citizen Survey clearly revealed an expectation that the City of Yakima should be more proactively involved in improving the overall appearance of the community.  As part of its multi-pronged approach … Continued

Yakima City Council Study Session Review

Contact: Communications & Public Affairs Dir. Randy Beehler – 901-1142   The Yakima City Council held a study session on Tuesday, March 26th at Yakima City Hall. At the study session on March 26th the Council: – Endorsed an option to deal with future jail needs that would maintain the current City jail and allow for … Continued

March 19th Council Meeting Review

Release Date: March 20, 2013 The Yakima City Council held its most recent regular agenda business meeting on Tuesday, March 19th. Action taken by the Council on March 19th included: Heard a presentation by theYakima Valley Trolleys Association and approved $13,630 for repair work on a trolley lift truck Adopted an ordinance establishing fines of up to … Continued

Yakima Irrigation Season Set to Begin April 1st

Contact:  Irrigation Supervisor Alvie Maxey – 575-6194 Communications & Public Affairs Director Randy Beehler – 901-1142   Monday, April 1st marks the scheduled start of the irrigation season for the vast majority of residential and business customers in Yakima.  That’s the day that the systems operated by the City of Yakima’s Water/Irrigation Division are scheduled … Continued

Yakima City Council Meeting Preview

The Yakima City Council holds its regular agenda business meeting on Tuesday, March 19th. The meeting begins at 6:00 pm at Yakima City Hall Items on the March 19th agenda include: –          Public hearing on the 2012 CAPER – A report concerning how the City spends federal money on certain programs operated by the Office … Continued

Yakima Parks & Recreation Commission Seeking Public Comment

Contact: Parks & Recreation Manager Ken Wilkinson – 576-6416 Community Relations Manager Randy Beehler – 901-1142 – rbeehler@yakimawa.gov Organizers of the Yakima Folklife Festival have requested that a beer and wine garden be allowed to be part of this year’s event, which will take place in July. The Yakima Parks and Recreation Commission wants community … Continued