Yard Waste Collection Start Date Delayed Until April 3rd

Yard waste collection in the City of Yakima will begin about a month later than usual due the effects of a long winter season that has featured more snow, ice, and cold temperatures than normal. Typically, yard waste collection starts on March 1st.  This year, however, City Refuse Division crews won’t begin picking up yard … Continued

First Friday Unveiling Set for Latest Window Alive! Displays

Empty storefronts in Downtown Yakima will come alive again on Friday, March 3rd when the talents of local artists are put on public display.  Four years ago, the Yakima Arts Commission, an advisory group appointed by the Yakima City Council, developed the idea to harness the creativity of Central Washington artists. Following a submission and … Continued

City Asks for Help Finding Potholes So They Can Be Fixed

With an increase in temperatures this time of year comes an inevitable increase in the number of potholes visible along Yakima’s streets and alleyways.  Finding and fixing all of the potholes that appear is a daunting task, but community members can help the City identify and repair pavement problems as quickly and efficiently as possible. … Continued

Yakima City Manager Statement on City Immigration Status Practices

Yakima City Manager Cliff Moore issued a statement on Tuesday, February 21st clarifying that the City does not gather immigration status information from community members seeking services from the City nor during police contacts with the public.  Moore read the statement aloud during the Yakima City Council business meeting on February 21st. The statement in … Continued

Yakima City Council Meeting Preview

The Yakima City Council holds its next regular agenda business meeting on Tuesday, February 21st, 2017.  The meeting begins at 6:00 pm in the Council Chambers at Yakima City Hall. Items on the February 21st agenda include:      Resolution of a federal lawsuit brought by a former City employee      Downtown Redevelopment Tax Incentive Program … Continued

February 2017 City of Yakima Issues Brief e-Newsletter

Click on the link below to see the February 2017 City of Yakima Issues Brief e-Newsletter.  Articles in this edition of the City of Yakima Issues Brief e-Newsletter include: Dulce Gutierrez Finds Budget Decisions Hard But Necessary – Old Building in Downtown Yakima Getting a New Lease on Life – Yakima Wastewater Treatment Plant Achieves … Continued