Tour of Homes Includes Disaster Preparedness Drill

A crowd gathers as the acrid smoke pours out of the newly constructed Central Washington Tour Home. Fortunately, this is only a simulation and the City of Yakima Fire Department is on hand to show visitors how to safely evacuate the home. Additionally, the Red Cross is on site to ensure that visitors go home … Continued

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 8th through September 12th. 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 Study Session Preview

The Yakima City Council holds a joint study session with the Yakima Planning Commission on Tuesday, September 9th, 2014. The meeting begins at 10:00 am at Yakima City Hall. Items on the September 9th study session include: City Council priorities and long range planning issues Communication between council and planning commission General policy discussion including … Continued

Repaving Project to Impact Traffic on Lincoln Avenue

A four-block section of Lincoln Avenue will be closed to all traffic for most of each day from Monday, September 8th through Friday, September 18th while crews repair and repave the street. Lincoln between 52nd Avenue and 56th Avenue will be closed from 6:00 am to 4:00 pm while the project is underway. Detour routes … Continued

Yakima City Council Meeting Review

Yakima City Council Meeting Review The Yakima City Council held its most recent regular agenda business meeting on Tuesday, September 2nd, 2014. Action taken by the Council on September 2nd included: – Approval of 2015 state legislative and administrative priorities – Setting a September 16th public hearing on utility tax reduction options – Selection of … Continued

Yakima City Council Meeting Preview

The Yakima City Council holds its next regular agenda business meeting on Tuesday, September 2nd, 2014. The meeting begins at 6:00 pm at Yakima City Hall. Items on the September 2nd agenda include: –      Adoption of the proposed 2015 state legislative and administrative priorities –      Selection of a preferred downtown Yakima plaza design –      Discussion … Continued

Windows Alive! Project Is Back for Second Big Year

Last year, the Yakima Arts Commission, an advisory group appointed by the Yakima City Council, developed an idea to harness the creativity of Central Washington artists to help invigorate windows of empty downtown storefronts by displaying their work as part of a new project called, “Windows Alive!”. Based on similar projects that have proven successful … Continued