Yakima City Council Study Session Review

  The Yakima City Council held a study session on Tuesday, April 8th, 2014 at Yakima City Hall. At the study session on April 8th the Council: –     Directed staff to prepare a City Charter amendment to dedicate $750,000 annually for parks and recreation capital improvements –     Reviewed capital bond project options for construction of an aquatic facility … Continued

Community Asked to Help Reduce Auto Thefts

In the last month, the Yakima Police Department (“YPD”) has noted a significant increase in auto theft reports. Most of the reports involve vehicles located east of 16th   Avenue which were stolen during overnight hours. Honda models account for about 50% of all vehicles reported stolen in March.  Hondas have an ignition style that … Continued

Yakima City Council Study Session Preview

The Yakima City Council holds a study session on Tuesday, April 8th, 2014.  The meeting begins at 10:00 am at Yakima City Hall. Items on the April 8th study session agenda include: –          Capital Project Bond Options –          Refuse Service and Pilot Recycling Program Discussion To see additional information on the April 8th study session click on … Continued

Sewer Line Extension Project Update

A project to extend an industrial waste sewer line will result in the closure of an alley just east of 1st Street next week between Nob Hill Boulevard and Arlington Street. The closure begins on Monday, April 7th and continues until Wednesday, April 16th.  Following completion of the alley work, activity will shift to Arlington Street, … 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 the, “Windows Alive” program Artists living in Central Washington are being encouraged to submit an application and examples of their work on … Continued

Pothole Filling and Crack Repair Work Continues

Traffic on a portion of West Chestnut Avenue will be impacted next week as work continues on filling potholes and repairing roadway cracks. From Monday, April 7th through Thursday, April 10th, Chestnut between 19th Avenue and 32nd Avenue will be closed on a block-by-block basis from 6:00 am to 4:00 pm each day while City … Continued

Yakima City Council Meeting Review

The Yakima City Council held its most recent regular agenda business meeting on Tuesday, April 1st, 2014.  Action taken by the Council on April 1st included: –    Special recognition for retiring YPD Police Lieutenant Mike Merryman –    Acceptance of a lawsuit settlement between the City and Western Peterbilt, Inc stemming from a fire that destroyed … Continued