Yakima City Council Meeting Preview

The Yakima City Council holds its next regular agenda business meeting on Tuesday, December 1st, 2015. The meeting begins at 6:00 pm at Yakima City Hall. Items on the December 1st agenda include: –    Oath of office for Interim City Manager Jeff Cutter –    Second public hearing on the proposed 2016 city budget –    Various … Continued

Downtown Yakima Winter Wonderland Events

The calendar is full of family fun holiday festivities this season in Downtown Yakima. On Friday, November 27th Yakima’s Community Christmas Tree will serve as the centerpiece during a free Light Up the Plaza celebration at Millennium Plaza. The event will start at 6:00 pm with a musical performance by Tim Snider (6:00 pm – … Continued

Snow Alert Cancelled by City of Yakima

About an hour after it was issued, a “Snow Alert” has been cancelled by the City of Yakima. Weather conditions have changed significantly enough to allow the alert to be cancelled. Snow has essentially stopped falling and temperatures are predicted to warm up from now until later this afternoon. “The City followed its protocol in … Continued

Yakima City Council Meeting Review

The Yakima City Council held its most recent regular agenda business meeting on Tuesday, November 17th, 2015. Action taken by the Council on November 17th included: – Approving three cold weather shelters in the city – Amending the North 1st Street project construction schedule – Approving a 0.25% increase in the 2016 property tax levy … Continued

City of Yakima Working to Address Homeless Camping

Now that Emergency Cold Weather Shelters are operating, the City of Yakima will begin encouraging homeless campers to take advantages of the services offered at the shelters, which are being run by Yakima Neighborhood Health Services. Any encampments, tents, or other temporary shelters will be moved and the people living there will be directed to … Continued

City Crews to Install Downtown Holiday Decorations

Crews from the City of Yakima will be installing approximately 80 lighted holiday decorations in Downtown Yakima on Wednesday, November 18th. During the operation, traffic will be restricted at times to a single lane to permit City trucks and equipment access to overhead street light and utility poles. The restrictions will only affect traffic in … Continued

November 2015 City of Yakima Issues Brief e-Newsletter

Articles in the November 2015 City of Yakima Issues Brief e-Newsletter include: Yakima Water Treatment Plant Staff Receives Water Quality Award – Snow Routes in Effect in Yakima for Second Year – Santa to Again Share Breakfast at Harman Center. Click on the link below to see the November 2015 City of Yakima Issues Brief … Continued

Fair Avenue Roundabout Opening to Traffic

A ribbon cutting ceremony scheduled for Tuesday, November 17th will officially mark completion of the Fair Avenue Roundabout project. Construction on the $2.6 million project began in early June of this year and is finishing on time and on budget. Local and state officials, representatives from the Yakima business community, and other project partners have … Continued

Yakima City Council Meeting Preview

The Yakima City Council holds its next regular agenda business meeting on Tuesday, November 17th, 2015. The meeting begins at 6:00 pm at Yakima City Hall. Items on the November 17th agenda include: –   A resolution approving three cold weather shelters in the city –   First public hearing on the proposed 2016 city budget –   … Continued