Domestic Violence Allegations Against YPD Captain Unfounded

Yakima City Manager Tony O’Rourke has determined that domestic violence allegations against Yakima Police Captain Rod Light are unfounded based on facts collected during an independent investigation conducted by the Kennewick Police Department (“KPD”). The City requested the KPD conduct an outside investigation after a complaint was filed by Yakima resident Ashley Garza concerning two … Continued

Yakima Avenue Section Damaged by Water Break Reopens

A one-block section of Yakima Avenue damaged by a water main break on October 25th has been repaired and will be reopened to traffic later today. This afternoon, Columbia Asphalt & Gravel, Inc., a Yakima-based contracting firm, finished repaving sections of Yakima Avenue between 1st Street and 2nd Street that sustained damage from the break … Continued

Yakima City Council Study Session Review

  The Yakima City Council held a study session on Monday, November 10th, 2014 at Yakima City Hall. At the study session on November 10th the Council –     Prioritized 2015 capital projects to include a new indoor pool #1, soccer complex #2, downtown plaza # 3 Yakima City Council study sessions are aired live on … Continued

Yakima City Council Study Session Preview

The Yakima City Council holds a study session on Monday, November 10th, 2014. The meeting begins at 10:30 am at Yakima City Hall. Items on the November 10th study session include:  Prioritize list of 2015 capital investment projects Additional study session information is available at Yakima City Council Study Session is aired live on … Continued

Signal Work Planned for Intersection of 32nd Avenue and Tieton Drive

Crews from the City of Yakima’s signal division will be making repairs to a damaged traffic control box on Sunday, November 9th at the intersection of 32nd Avenue and Tieton Drive. The work will require turning off the traffic signal lights and using stops signs to control traffic at the busy intersection. Motorists can expect … Continued

Additional Ballot Counts Change Little from Election Night Returns

More ballots in the 2014 General Election were counted today, but the latest returns have not had much effect on the initial counts that were conducted on election night. The race for 4th District U.S. Representative has tightened by comparison to last night, but the remainder of the races Yakima area voters are paying the … Continued

Yakima City Council Meeting Review

The Yakima City Council held its most recent regular agenda business meeting on Tuesday, November 4th, 2014. Action taken by the Council on November 4th included: –  Canceling an advisory vote election next year on the proposed downtown central plaza project –  Retaining a November 18th public hearing date for comments concerning a six-month moratorium … Continued

Third Annual Citizen Survey Indicates Progress in Key Areas

Results from Phase 1 of the 2014 Yakima Citizen Survey show community members see progress being made by the City to tackle some of Yakima’s most pressing issues. Two years ago, the Yakima City Council launched its first Yakima Citizen Survey to find out what community members thought about City services and to help identify … Continued

Utility Work to Close a Portion of River Road

Installation of a water line will result in the closure of River Road between North 22nd Avenue and Fruitvale Boulevard on Wednesday, November 5th. The work will begin at 7:00 am and should be completed by 3:30 pm. Detours around the construction site will be available, but because of heavy traffic volume in the area, … Continued

Safety Inspection Planned for Nob Hill Overpass

Traffic on the Nob Hill overpass will be reduced to one lane in each direction on Tuesday, November 4th to allow for a routine safety inspection to be performed. The closure of the outside lanes of traffic should begin around 8:00 am and last until around 3:00 pm. The work will result in traffic delays … Continued