Special Yakima City Council Meeting Review

The Yakima City Council held a special meeting and study session on Tuesday, September 30th, 2014. Action taken by the Council on September 30th included: –      Approval of a proposed redistricting plan for the election of City Council members –      Future consideration of budget requests to raise water, wastewater and stormwater utility rates in 2015 … Continued

Installation of Speed Bumps Will Impact 45th Avenue Traffic

Installation of speed bumps will impact drivers during most of the day on October 1st on the portion of 45th Avenue between Summitview Avenue and Chestnut Avenue. That section of 45th Avenue will be closed to all through traffic on Wednesday, October 1st from 7:00 am to 3:00 pm while the speed bumps project is … Continued

City and ACLU to Present Separate Election System Proposals to Judge

The City of Yakima and the American Civil Liberties Union (“ACLU”) will present separate proposals to a federal judge this Friday, October 3rd in response to the judge’s August 22nd ruling that requires the City’s current method of electing Council members to change. In his August ruling, U.S. District Court Judge Thomas Rice determined that … Continued

Special Yakima City Council Meeting

The Yakima City Council will hold a special agenda meeting and study session on Tuesday, September 30th, 2014. The meeting begins at 10:00 am at Yakima City Hall. Items on the September 30th agenda include: –     Consideration of a court ordered City Council redistricting plan –     Wastewater/stormwater rate study and pre-treatment program –     Drinking water … Continued

Citywide Road Resurfacing Project Update

An ongoing citywide street repaving project that began in May will affect traffic in several areas of Yakima from September 29th through October 3rd. The project involves reconditioning more than 90 lane miles of roads and will cost a total of $15 million. From Monday, September 29th through Friday, October 3rd, periodic lane closures will … Continued

Stormwater Drainage Improvement Projects Could Impact Traffic

Crews from the City of Yakima will be working on making improvements to parts of the City’s stormwater drainage system that may impact traffic during the day in two parts of Yakima between Tuesday, September 30th and Thursday, October 2nd. Crews will be working off the shoulder in and around the 300 block of Chalmers … Continued

Road Repair Will Result in Closure of Part of Yakima Avenue

A three-block section of Yakima Avenue will be closed to all traffic for a good portion of the day on Monday, September 29th while crews repair and repave the street. Yakima Avenue between 19th Avenue and 22nd Avenue will be closed from 9:00 am to 2:00 pm while the project is underway. Detour routes utilizing … Continued

City Revokes Asian Massage Business Licenses

Following formal charges being filed on Monday, September 22nd against five of the seven people who were arrested during a multi-agency sting earlier in the month, the City of Yakima has revoked the businesses of a half-dozen so-called “Asian Massage” outlets. The buildings where each of the outlets were located have been posted with an … Continued

Water Line Replacement to Close 6th Street from Maple to Beech

Replacement of a water line will result in the closure of South 6th Street between East Maple Street and East Beech Street on Thursday, September 25th. The work will begin at 6:00 am and should be completed by 3:30 pm. Detours around the construction site will be available, but because of heavy traffic volume in … Continued