2015 Yakima Citizen Survey Now Available Online

Phase 2 of the 2015 Yakima Citizen Survey is now underway and community members are invited to fill out an online version of the annual questionnaire by clicking on a link in the Points of Interest section on the City of Yakima website at http://bit.ly/1ieS8YM. Phase 1 of this year’s survey, which involved the survey … Continued

Road Improvement Project Will Close Section of Pacific Avenue

Beginning on Monday, August 31st, the section of Pacific Avenue between 6th Street and 1st Street will be closed to traffic for about one week while a road improvement project is underway. The project is expected to be completed by Friday, September 4th.  Throughout the project, Pacific Avenue between 6th Street and 1st Street will … Continued

Downtown Streets Transform Into Hoops Courts

More than 1,900 players and as many as 12,000 spectators will fill Downtown Yakima streets this weekend for the 13th Annual Hot Shots 3 on 3 Basketball Tournament. The tournament will feature a total of 481, the second most entries in the event’s history. To accommodate the nearly 40 courts and a large vendor area, … Continued

Yakima City Council Meeting Preview

The Yakima City Council holds its next regular agenda business meeting on Tuesday, September 1st, 2015. The meeting begins at 6:00 pm at Yakima City Hall. Items on the September 1st agenda include: –      Setting an October 6th meeting date to consider an appeal of a Hearing Examiner’s decision to approve expansion of the Union … Continued

News Conference to Celebrate Yakima Community’s Generosity

A news conference will be held on Friday, August 28th at 2:00 pm at the Yakima Convention Center to acknowledge the tremendous outpouring of donations from the local community during a City of Yakima-led supply drive this week for crews fighting the Okanogan Complex fires in North Central Washington. The news conference will be attended … Continued

Donations for Okanogan Complex Firefighters Coming From Far and Wide

Since the City of Yakima launched a donation campaign on Monday to gather items to assist crews battling the Okanogan Complex wildfires, the generosity of the Yakima community has been on full display. Donations from local residents and businesses have been pouring in to the two Yakima fire stations where they are being accepted. Members … Continued

Community Supply Drive for Okanogan Firefighters Ends Friday at Noon

Donations of specific items that firefighters battling the massive Okanogan Complex of fires need have been pouring in to two Yakima fire stations since a supply drive was launched yesterday by the City of Yakima. Spearheaded by the Yakima City Council, the supply drive will continue until this Friday, August 28th at noon. Donations of … Continued

Yakima City Council Meeting Review

The Yakima City Council held its most recent regular agenda business meeting on Tuesday, August 18th, 2015. Action taken by the Council on August 18th included: –    Upholding an appeal of a “Use Interpretation Classification” decision by the Yakima Hearing Examiner –    Declining to designate Gilbert Park as a leash free dog park –    … Continued