Water Projects Will Disrupt Traffic April 30th to May 3rd

Beginning on Tuesday, April 30th, traffic on both River Road between 6th Avenue and 16th Avenue and on 1st Street between A Street and MLK, Jr. Blvd will be disrupted while City of Yakima crews complete drinking water system projects in those two areas.  Work is expected to be completed by Friday, May 3rd. The … Continued

Link Under Construction to Connect Yakima Pathways

Pathway users in Yakima will soon have an easier time getting around town.  Construction work began earlier this week on the Walter Ortman Parkway project that will eventually create a 6.5 mile pedestrian-friendly loop by connecting the Powerhouse Canal Pathway with the William O. DouglasTrail. Funded with a federal grant obtained by Yakima Transit, the Ortman … Continued

Closure of Sections of 16th Ave and J Street Extended

Temporary closures of a section of 16th Avenue that began Sunday, April 14th will continue through Wednesday, April 24th as a result of an ongoing wastewater line installation project.  The closures, which are taking place overnight from 7:00 pm until 6:00 am, affect the section of 16th Avenue between Fruitvale Boulevard and River Road. During … Continued

Yakima City Council Meeting Review

Release Date: April 17, 2013 The Yakima City Council held its most recent regular agenda business meeting on Tuesday, April 16th.  Action taken by the Council on April 16th included: –    Review of a quarterly update on implementation of the City of Yakima Strategic Plan –    Approval a $5 million low interest loan from the … Continued

April 2013 City of Yakima Issues Brief

In this edition of the City of Yakima Issues Brief – Yakima Wins National Award for Innovation for miCare Clinic – City Launching Next Steps in Downtown Revitalization – MLK, Jr. Blvd Underpass Project Continuing to Make Progress  April 2013 Issues Brief (pdf)

Yakima City Council Meeting Preview

Contact: Communications & Public Affairs Dir. Randy Beehler — 901-1142 The Yakima City Council holds its regular agenda business meeting on Tuesday, April 16th.  The meeting begins at 6:00 pm at Yakima City Hall. Items on the April 16th agenda include: –    A quarterly update on implementation of the City of Yakima Strategic Plan –   … Continued

International Company Chosen to Provide Convention Center Food

Contact: City Manager Tony O’Rourke – 575-6040 Yakima Valley V&C Bureau President & CEO John Cooper – 575-3010 Communications & Public Affairs Dir. Randy Beehler – 901-1142 International Company Chosen to Provide Convention Center Food Centerplate, one of the largest hospitality companies in the world, will become the exclusive food service provider for the Yakima … Continued

Third 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