Volunteer Opportunities on City Boards, Committees and Commissions

The Yakima City Council is asking volunteers interested in serving on two newly-created exploratory committees to submit applications to the City Clerk’s office and include a resume.  The two exploratory committees are the Ethics and Equal Rights Exploratory Committee and the Community Integration Exploratory Committee.  Additionally, there are openings on the reinstated Bicycle and Pedestrian … Continued

Yakima City Council Meeting Review

The Yakima City Council held its most recent regular agenda business meeting on Tuesday, June 21st, 2016. Action taken by the Council on June 21st included: –    Declining to refer the City’s pit bull ordinance to the public safety committee –    Recommending Councilmember Maureen Adkison for the AWC Legislative Priorities Committee –    Establishing a community … Continued

Signal Replacement Projects to Affect Traffic at Two Intersections

Projects to upgrade traffic signals at two intersections along Lincoln Avenue in order to improve driver and pedestrian safety will affect traffic at one intersection on Wednesday, June 22nd and at the other intersection on Thursday, June 23rd. Older 8-inch-diameter traffic signal heads at the intersections will be replaced with modern, state-of-the-art 12-inch-diameter heads.  Signals … Continued

Yakima City Council Meeting Preview

The Yakima City Council holds its next regular agenda business meeting on Tuesday, June 21st, 2016. The meeting begins at 6:00 pm at Yakima City Hall. Items on the June 21st agenda include: –    Appointment of a City Council member to the AWC Legislative Priorities Committee –    Report on Morelia, Mexico trip by Yakima sister … Continued

Road Repairs on Nob Hill to Impact Traffic Overnight

A project to repair damage to a section of Nob Hill Boulevard caused by a water main break earlier this year will impact traffic in and near the project area overnight on Thursday, June 16th and Friday, June 17th. An 85-foot section of the eastbound lanes of Nob Hill between Rock Avenue and Ledwich Avenue … Continued

Art Projects Wanted for 2016-2017 Windows Alive!

The Yakima Arts Commission is seeking applications from the Central Washington arts community for the 2016-2017 Downtown Yakima Windows Alive! project. The deadline for submitting an application is Monday, July 11th and winners will be announced around the end of July. This will be the fourth season for the popular event, which enables talented artists … Continued

June 2016 City of Yakima Issues Brief e-Newsletter

Click on the following link below to see the June 2016 City of Yakima Issues Brief e-Newsletter – June 2016 City of Yakima Issues Brief e-Newsletter Articles in this edition of the City of Yakima Issues Brief e-Newsletter include – Take the Bus for Free to Take a Dip in the Pool this Summer – Free … Continued

Tree Removal on 7th Avenue to Impact Traffic

A tree removal project on 7th Street will impact traffic along a one-block section of the street for most of each day on Thursday, June 16th and Friday, June 17th. Crews will be working to remove a large tree located in public right-of-way on 7th Street from 6:00 am to 3:30 pm each day on … Continued