Citywide Road Resurfacing Project Update

A citywide street repaving project that began about four months ago and will continue until this fall will affect traffic in several areas of Yakima from September 2nd through September 5th. The project involves reconditioning more than 90 lane miles of roads and will cost a total of $15 million. The “grind and overlay” project … Continued

Pilot Program Shows Strong Interest in Curbside Recycling

Even though the data that’s been compiled during a four-month pilot curbside recycling program that the City of Yakima’s Refuse & Recycling Division conducted is still being tabulated and analyzed, all indications are that the experiment was a success. From early May through August 29th, about 540 homeowners in neighborhoods east and north of Kissel … Continued

Joan Davenport Named Director of Community Development

In the 27 years Joan Davenport has worked for the City of Yakima, she has served in a variety of roles ranging from an entry-level Associate Planner to a Division Manager and as an acting Department Director. Beginning September 1st, Davenport will take on yet another new task as the City’s Director of Community Development. … Continued

Utility Work to Close a Portion of South 18th Street

Installation of a water line for a new business project will result in the closure of South 18th Street between East Nob Hill Boulevard and East Viola Avenue on Thursday, August 28th. The work will begin at 5:00 am and should be completed by 3:30 pm. Detours around the construction site will be available, but … Continued

City Launching Third Annual Yakima Citizen Survey

Two years ago the City of Yakima began asking the community to help identify its most important challenges and opportunities by taking part in an annual citizen survey. Results of the first two Yakima Citizen Surveys have contributed significantly to decisions made by the City Council as the City’s programs and services were redesigned to … Continued

Citywide Road Resurfacing Project Update

A citywide street repaving project that began in May and will continue until this fall will affect traffic in several areas of Yakima from August 25th through August 29th. The project involves reconditioning more than 90 lane miles of roads and will cost a total of $15 million. The “grind and overlay” project is now … Continued

Repaving Project to Impact Traffic on Arlington Street

Periodic lane closures on a four-block section of Arlington Street will affect traffic for most of each day from Monday, August 25th through Friday, August 29th while crews repair and repave the street. In addition to the periodic lane closures, no parking on Arlington between 40th Avenue and 44th Avenue will be allowed while the … Continued

Downtown Streets Transform Into Hoops Courts

More than 2,500 players and as many as 13,000 spectators will fill Downtown Yakima streets this weekend for the 12th Annual Hot Shots 3 on 3 Basketball Tournament. The tournament had a record 497 teams enter in 2013 and is expected to draw close to that number of entries again this year. To accommodate the … Continued

Yakima City Council Meeting Review

The Yakima City Council held its most recent regular agenda business meeting on Tuesday, August 19th, 2014 Action taken by the Council on August 19th included: – Acceptance of proposed 2015 state legislative and administrative priorities – Spending unused railroad grade separation funding for the “Bins of Light” art project and to construct a raised … Continued