Citywide Road Resurfacing Project Update

A citywide street repaving project that began earlier this month and will continue until this fall will affect traffic in several areas of Yakima from June 2nd through June 6th. The City is spending about $15 million dollars this year completing a “grind and overlay” project, which involves removing old and deteriorated asphalt and replacing … Continued

Yakima City Council Meeting Preview

The Yakima City Council holds its next regular agenda business meeting on Tuesday June 3rd, 2014. The meeting begins at 6:00 pm at Yakima City Hall. Items on the June 3rd agenda include: –  Public hearings to consider adoption of the six year transportation improvement program and amendments to the Yakima urban area comprehensive plan … Continued

Tree Trimming on Wide Hollow Road to Affect Drivers

Tree trimming along Wide Hollow Road will result in the closure of a portion of the eastbound lane of the street for most of the day on Thursday, May 29th. City of Yakima crews will be cutting back branches on trees along the roadway to improve safety in the area. As a result, the eastbound … Continued

Repaving of One Lane Will Interrupt Tieton Drive Traffic

Traffic on Tieton Drive between 59th Avenue and 72nd Avenue will be intermittently interrupted each day from Wednesday, May 28th through Friday, May 30th and again from Monday, June 2nd through Wednesday, June 4th while the westbound, outside lane of that section of Tieton is repaved.   Traffic on Tieton Drive between 59th Avenue and … Continued

Citywide Road Resurfacing Project Update

A citywide street repaving project that began earlier this month and will continue until this fall will affect traffic in several areas of Yakima from May 26th through May 30th. From Tuesday, May 27th through Friday, May 30th, periodic lane closures will occur each day from 6:00 am to 4:00 pm on 40th Avenue between … Continued

Yakima City Council Meeting Review

The Yakima City Council held its most recent regular agenda business meeting on Tuesday, May 20th, 2014 Action taken by the Council on May 20th included: –   Continuation of the Yakima/Ellensburg Commuter and Sunday fixed route bus service –   Adding additional traffic intersections where the receipt of items from the occupant of a motor vehicle … Continued

You Can Help Yakima Win $100,000 for a Dog Park

It’s time for all Yakima dog lovers to sit (or stand) and speak (electronically, that is) to help Yakima win $100,000 for a planned dog park by becoming the “Top Dog” in an online contest appropriately named “Bark for Your Park”. To earn the Top Dog distinction and win the grand prize, which would be … Continued

City of Yakima Bond Rating Upgrade Will Save Taxpayer Dollars

Based on what it described in a recently released report as very strong budgetary flexibility, strong budgetary performance, and strong management, Standard and Poor’s (“S&P”) elevated the City of Yakima’s general obligation debt rating from A+ (A plus) to AA- (Double A minus). The net result of the upgraded bond rating is that the City … Continued