Change in Yakima Mayor and Assistant Mayor

At the August 16th Yakima City Council business meeting, Councilmember Avina Gutiérrez and Councilmember Holly Cousens relinquished their respective roles as mayor and assistant mayor.  Subsequently, Councilmember Kathy Coffey was elected mayor and Councilmember Carmen Méndez was elected assistant mayor by their fellow Council members. The City of Yakima operates under the Council-Manager form of … Continued

Codes/Planning Customer Service Center to Close Friday at Noon

The customer service center on the second floor of Yakima City Hall which provides codes, planning, and permit services to the public will close at noon on Friday, August 19th while renovation work is completed. The City’s Engineering Division customer service counter, which is located across the hallway from the Codes/Planning counter, will remain open … Continued

Yakima City Council Meeting Review

The Yakima City Council held its most recent regular agenda business meeting on Tuesday, August 16th, 2016. Action taken by the Council on August 16th included: –   Electing a new Mayor and Assistant Mayor –   Setting a November 9th date for an event celebrating the renaming the Southeast Yakima Community Center in honor of Henry … Continued

Curb Replacement Project on 6th Avenue to Impact Traffic

A curb replacement project will impact traffic along several blocks of 6th Avenue on Tuesday, August 16th and Wednesday, August 17th. The project will take place on 6th Avenue between Hathaway Street and River Road and will involve removing old and deteriorated curbing along the west side of 6th Avenue and replacing it with new … Continued

Road Improvement Project on 80th Avenue to Impact Traffic

A road improvement project will impact traffic along several blocks of 80th Avenue from Monday, August 15th through Thursday, August 25th. The project will take place on 80th Avenue between Nob Hill Boulevard and Wide Hollow Road and will involve removing old and deteriorated asphalt and repaving that section of the street. Work on the … Continued

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