Free Workshop Aimed at Educating About Senior Options

The City of Yakima is sponsoring a free workshop on Thursday, July 11th beginning at 1:30 pm at the Harman Senior Center (101 N. 65th Avenue) to help retirees, their families, and people who are thinking about retiring learn what options are available in the community related to senior housing and healthcare. The workshop is … Continued

Pavement Repair Project Will Close Section of I Street

From Sunday, June 30th through Wednesday, July 3rd, closures of the section of I Street between 1st Street and 6th Avenue will impact traffic in the area.  Drivers are encouraged to avoid the area if possible and to find alternate routes. That section of I Street will be closed while pavement that has been removed … Continued

Yakima City Council Meeting Preview

The Yakima City Council holds its next regular agenda business meeting on Tuesday, July 2nd.   The meeting begins at 6:00 pm at Yakima City Hall. Items on the July 2nd agenda include: –    Consideration of an application to rename “A” Street to Sgt. Pendleton Blvd. –    Review of 2013 State Legislative session –    Consideration of a 5-year jail … Continued

June 18th Yakima Council Meeting Review

The Yakima City Council held its most recent regular agenda business meeting on Tuesday, June 18th.  Action taken by the Council on June 18th included: –   Reading of a proclamation recognizing the 100th anniversary of the Yakima Trolley system –   Asking  the Council Public Safety Committee for recommendations to deal with the presence of beggars … Continued

Art Project Aimed At Bringing Empty Downtown Windows Alive

The Yakima Arts Commission, an advisory group appointed by the Yakima City Council, is inviting Central Washington artists to help invigorate windows of empty downtown storefronts by displaying their work as part of a new project called, “Windows Alive”. Artists living in Yakima County and Kittitas County are being encouraged to submit an application and … Continued

June 2013 City of Yakima Issues Brief

In this edition of the City of Yakima Issues Brief: – Project to Modernize Water Meter Reading Underway – New Online Choices for Yakima Parks and Recreation Users – Construction Continuing on MLK, Jr. Blvd Underpass To see the June 2013 City of Yakima Issues Brief, click on the following link – June 2013 City … Continued

Yakima City Council June 18th Meeting Preview

The Yakima City Council holds its next regular agenda business meeting on Tuesday, June 18th.  The meeting begins at 6:00 pm at Yakima City Hall. Items on the June 18th agenda include: –    A proclamation recognizing the 100th anniversary of the Yakima Trolley system –    A public hearing to receive testimony from citizens concerned with the … Continued

Summer Bike Patrols Return to Downtown Yakima

After a successful test run last fall that was positively received by both business owners and community members, Yakima Police Department (“YPD”) Bike Patrol officers return to the streets of Downtown Yakima on Monday, June 17th.  The bike patrols will continue for about the next three months. Two YPD Bike Patrol officers at a time … Continued