Utility Work to Close A Portion of West Walnut Avenue

Removal of old water lines, as part of the Davis High School renovation project, will result in the closure of West Walnut Ave. between North 6th Ave. and North 8th Ave. on Thursday, August 21st.  Work will begin at 6:00 am and should be completed by 3:30 pm. Detours around the construction site will be … Continued

Citywide Road Resurfacing Project Update

A citywide street repaving project that began about two months ago and will continue until this fall will affect traffic in several areas of Yakima from August 18th through August 22nd. 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

Yakima City Council Meeting Preview

The Yakima City Council holds its next regular agenda business meeting on Tuesday August 19th, 2014. The meeting begins at 6:00 pm at Yakima City Hall. Items on the August 19th agenda include: –    Review of proposed 2015 state legislative and administrative priorities –    Utilization of remaining railroad grade separation funding –    Purchase … Continued

Yakima City Council Study Session Review

The Yakima City Council held a study session on Tuesday, August 12th, 2014 at Yakima City Hall. At the study session on August 12th the Council –     Received a presentation on various designs options for a proposed downtown plaza –     Reviewed consultant recommendations for improving parking in Downtown Yakima Yakima City Council study sessions are aired … Continued

Citywide Road Resurfacing Project Update

A citywide street repaving project that began about two months and will continue until this fall will affect traffic in several areas of Yakima from August 11th through August 15th. 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 … Continued

Design Team to Unveil Concepts for Potential Downtown Plaza

After having worked for several months to incorporate input received through an online questionnaire into several concepts for a potential Downtown Yakima Plaza, the design team chosen earlier this year by the Yakima City Council will reveal its ideas during an evening community meeting on Tuesday, August 12th. During the meeting, the team, which is … Continued

Volunteer Opportunities on City Boards and Commissions

The Yakima City Council is asking volunteers interested in serving on the City of Yakima Planning Commission, Community Review Board, Parks and Recreation Commission, Arts Commission and the SE Community Center Advisory Committee to submit applications to the City Clerk’s office. The City of Yakima Planning Commission and Community Review Board currently have one open … Continued