Yakima City Council Meeting Preview

The Yakima City Council holds its next regular agenda business meeting on Tuesday, June 4th.  The meeting begins at 6:00 pm at Yakima City Hall. Items on the June 4th agenda include: –    A public hearing to consider adoption of the six-year Transportation Improvement Program –    A report on gambling tax on nonprofit corporations –    Consideration of … Continued

8th Ave Closure for Grind and Overlay Extended Again

The closure of the one-block section of 8th Avenue between Mead Avenue and Logan Avenue will remain in effect most likely through the first week of June while a grind and overlay paving project is being completed. The closure, which began on May 8th, has been extended because additional work on utility lines in the … Continued

Yakima City Council Meeting Review

The Yakima City Council held its most recent regular agenda business meeting on Tuesday, May 21st.  Action taken by the Council on May 21st included: –     Setting a June 16th, 2013 public hearing date for enhanced regulations of panhandlers in the City of Yakima –     Continuation of a six-month moratorium on new permit applications for … Continued

May 2013 City of Yakima Issues Brief

In this edition of the City of Yakima Issues Brief e-Newsletter – Plenty of Talent Will Fill Performance Park Every Friday This Summer – Free Movies and Music Back in Yakima Parks This Summer – Construction Activity About to Ramp Up on MLK, Jr. Blvd Underpass Project May 2013 City of Yakima Issues Brief   … Continued

Yakima Air Traffic Control Tower Will Not Be Closed

Reversing a decision made in mid March of this year, the Federal Aviation Administration (“FAA”) announced this afternoon that 149 air traffic control towers, including the tower at the Yakima Air Terminal, will not be closed. The Yakima air traffic control tower is one of the towers, most of which are located at smaller airports, … Continued

May 7th Council Meeting Review

The Yakima City Council held its most recent regular agenda business meeting on Tuesday, May 7th.  Action taken by the Council on May 7th included: –     Authorized the sale of $5 million in general obligation bonds for street improvements –     Requested additional review on establishing fees for special event permits to pay security and traffic … Continued

Volunteer Opportunities on City Boards and Commissions

The Yakima City Council is asking volunteers interested in serving on the Yakima Arts Commission, the Yakima Historic Preservation Commission, the Southeast Community Center Board, and the Yakima Housing Authority Board to submit applications to the City Clerk’s office. The Arts Commission, Historic Preservation Commission, and Southeast Community Center Board each currently have one open … Continued