Asphalt Work to Close a Portion of South 2nd Street

Asphalt work will result in the closure of South 2nd Street between East Walnut Street and East Spruce Street on Tuesday, November 1st.  Work on the project will take place from 7:00 am to 3:30 pm. Because of heavy traffic volume, drivers can expect delays in the project area.  Drivers should use alternate routes if … Continued

Trick-or-Treating in Barge-Chestnut Neighborhood to Impact Traffic

For many years, the historic Barge-Chestnut neighborhood has been a popular destination for Trick-or-Treaters – up to 1000 or more show up each Halloween.  In recent years, the City of Yakima, the Yakima Police Department, and the Barge-Chestnut Neighborhood Association have partnered in an effort to ensure the safety of ghouls and goblins, princesses and … Continued

Yakima City Council Meeting Preview

The Yakima City Council holds its next regular agenda business meeting on Tuesday, November 1st, 2016. The meeting begins at 6:00 pm in the Council Chambers at Yakima City Hall. Items on the November 1st agenda include: –    Authorizing the operation of temporary cold weather shelters –    Amending the unlawful camping ordinance on public property … Continued

October 2016 City of Yakima Issues Brief e-Newsletter

Click on the following link to see the October 2016 City of Yakima Issues Brief e-Newsletter – October 2016 City of Yakima Issues Brief e-Newsletter Articles in this edition of the City of Yakima Issues Brief e-Newsletter include – Yakima Homeless Encampment to Close in Mid-November – Ordinance Regulating Marijuana Sales in Yakima is Amended … Continued

Yakima City Council Meeting Review

The Yakima City Council held its most recent regular agenda business meeting on Tuesday, October 18th, 2016. Action taken by the Council on October 18th included: –   Authorizing the closure of a temporary downtown homeless encampment on November 18th –   Seeking comment from the Yakama Nation on changing Columbus Day to Indigenous People’s Day in … Continued

Yakima City Council Meeting Preview

The Yakima City Council holds its next regular agenda business meeting on Tuesday, October 18th, 2016. The meeting begins at 6:00 pm in the Council Chambers at Yakima City Hall. Items on the October 18th agenda include:   Establishing rules and regulations for Uber and other transportation network companies operating in the City   Revoking … Continued

Public and Others Asked to Comment on Comprehensive Plan Update

Yakima community members, government agencies, tribal entities, and others are being asked to provide preliminary input to the City of Yakima regarding proposed updates to its Comprehensive Plan before an early November comment cutoff date. Under Washington State law, local jurisdictions are required to adopt and regularly update a Comprehensive Plan, a document that helps … Continued

Sewer Line Installation to Impact Traffic on Nob Hill

A project to install a sewer line to a retail development will impact traffic along a roughly one-and-a-half-block section of Nob Hill Boulevard for most of each day on Monday, October 17th and Tuesday, October 18th. Crews from Tri-Valley Construction, Inc., a Yakima-based contracting firm, will be installing a sewer line to serve the Rainier … Continued

Utility Work on South 2nd Street to Impact Traffic

Utility work will result in the closure of South 2nd Street between East Walnut Street and East Chestnut Avenue from Monday, October 17th through Wednesday, October 19th.  Work on the project will take place from 7:00 am to 3:30 pm each day. Because of heavy traffic volumes, drivers can expect delays in the project area.  … Continued