Manhole Repair on River Road to Impact Traffic

A project to repair a manhole on River Road will impact traffic in the project area for most of the morning on Tuesday, May 17th. City of Yakima Wastewater Division crews will be making repairs to a manhole located in the intersection of River Road and 20th Avenue.  About 75 feet of the center turn … Continued

Yakima City Council Meeting Preview

The Yakima City Council holds its next regular agenda business meeting on Tuesday, May 17th, 2016.  The meeting begins at 6:00 pm at Yakima City Hall. Items on the May 17th agenda include: –    Good deed special recognition –    Resolution of intent to lift a ban on recreation and medical marijuana production, processing and retail … Continued

Free Community Cleanup for Yakima Neighborhood

People living in an area between Yakima Valley Community College and Davis High School will have the opportunity to help spruce up their neighborhoods on Saturday, May 14th during a One-Day Community Cleanup event being sponsored by the City of Yakima, Shields Bag and Printing, Safe Yakima Valley, Habitat for Humanity, Yakima Waste Systems, and … Continued

Yakima City Council Selects Cliff Moore to be Next Yakima City Manager

Following a community reception last night and a round of interviews today, the Yakima City Council voted unanimously to offer the Yakima city manager position to Cliff Moore, who is currently the Thurston County Manager. Moore has been Thurston County manager since 2013.  His executive experience also includes serving as director of Thurston County’s Department … Continued

Drinking Water System Repair to Impact Traffic on 1st Street

Water service repairs will disrupt traffic in the southbound lanes of a portion of South 1st Street on Wednesday, May 11th.  The work will begin at 1:00 am and should be completed by 3:30 pm. The southbound lanes of South 1st Street between East Arlington Street and East Nob Hill Boulevard will be restricted while … Continued

Road Repairs on Yakima Avenue to Impact Traffic

A road repair project along a seven-block section of Yakima Avenue will impact traffic for most of each day from Monday, May 9th through Thursday, May 12th. City of Yakima Streets Division crews will be crack sealing and mastic sealing the section of Yakima Avenue between 1st Street and 7th Avenue from 6:00 am to … Continued

Interview Schedule for Yakima City Manager Finalist Pool Set

The schedule for interviews of the four finalists for the open Yakima city manager position has been finalized.  The finalist interviews will begin at 8:30 am on Tuesday, May 10th and will conclude at 12:30 pm that day. The finalist pool includes current Othello City Administrator Wade Farris, current Thurston County Manager Cliff Moore, Mike … Continued

Names of Four Finalists for Yakima City Manager Position Released

The four candidates selected by the Yakima City Council to be included in the finalist pool for the open Yakima city manager position have all been notified and have given permission for their names to be released.  Three of the four finalists are currently serving or have previously served as local government executives in Washington … Continued

Yakima City Council Meeting Review

The Yakima City Council held its most recent regular agenda business meeting on Tuesday, May 3rd, 2016. Action taken by the Council on May 3rd included: –    Requesting design changes for Yakima Central Plaza project –    Setting interview times for City Manager candidates –    Approving construction of new picnic shelters at Randall Park by … Continued

Groundbreaking Planned for Randall Park Picnic Shelters

Thanks to the generosity of the Yakima Sunrise Rotary Club, work will begin this Saturday on the construction of two new picnic shelters at Randall Park. A groundbreaking ceremony to kick off the project is planned for Friday, May 6th at 3:30 pm near the wildlife ponds, which are located off the 44th Avenue entrance … Continued