Yakima City Council Meeting Preview

The Yakima City Council holds its next regular agenda business meeting on Tuesday, April 1st 2014.  The meeting begins at 6:00 pm at Yakima City Hall. Items on the April 1st agenda include: –   Special recognition for retiring YPD Police Lieutenant Mike Merryman –   Settlement of a lawsuit brought by the City of Yakima against Western … Continued

Yakima Refuse To Begin Serving Occidental Annexation Customers

Bright green City of Yakima garbage trucks will begin service next month to nearly 700 new customers in the Occidental Annexation area in West Valley.  The 1.6 square-mile area became part of the City in 2007, but under terms of the annexation, Yakima Waste Systems continued to provide residential service in the area for another … Continued

Pothole Filling and Crack Repair Projects to Affect Drivers

Traffic on a portion of Chestnut Avenue will be impacted by a project to fill potholes and repair roadway cracks from Monday, March 31st through Thursday, April 3rd.  On Tuesday, April 1st, pothole filling and roadway crack repair will also require the closure of a section of 24th Avenue. From March 31st through April 3rd, … Continued

Designers of Downtown Central Plaza Concepts Have Yakima Roots

Not only are two of the key members of the design team recently chosen by the City Council to develop concepts for a Downtown Yakima Central Plaza highly regarded regionally, nationally, and globally, they are both originally from Yakima and have taken on the project as a way of giving something back to their hometown. … Continued

Installation of Gas Line at Shields Will Interrupt Nob Hill Traffic

Traffic on Nob Hill Boulevard between 1st Street and 3rd Avenue will be intermittently interrupted from mid morning to early afternoon from Tuesday, March 25th through Thursday, March 27th while Cascade Natural Gas crews install a new gas line to service Shields Bag and Printing. To ensure the highest level of safety during the gas … Continued

March 2014 City of Yakima Issues Brief

In this edition of the City of Yakima Issues Brief e-Newsletter – The Easter Bunny to Share Breakfast at the Harman Center – Pilot Curbside Recycling Project to Launch in Early April – Weather Helps Work Progress on MLK, Jr. Blvd Underpass March 2014 Issues Brief

Yakima Irrigation Season Set to Begin April 1st

Tuesday, 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 to begin delivering water. All City of Yakima irrigation systems should be fully operational by mid April. … Continued

Yakima City Council Meeting Preview

The Yakima City Council holds its next regular agenda business meeting on Tuesday, March 18th, 2014.  The meeting begins at 6:00 pm at YakimaCity Hall. Items on the March 18th agenda include: –    Conducting a Public Hearing to amend the 2014-2019 Transportation Improvement Plan –    Conducting a Public Hearing concerning regulation of billboards … Continued

Yakima City Council Meeting Review

The Yakima City Council held its most recent regular agenda business meeting on Tuesday, March 11th, 2014.  Action taken by the Council on March 11th included: –    Rejection of a proposal to ban e-cigarette use in public places –    Tabling a request to end Sunday fixed route bus service and the Yakima/Ellensburg Commuter while additional … Continued