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

Sewer Pipe Leak Leads to Temporary Closure of a Section of Pleasant

The section of Pleasant Avenue between Washington Avenue and Spokane Street is temporarily closed to through traffic due to roadway damage caused by a sewer pipe leak. The sewer pipe leak has caused soil below the roadway to erode.  As a result, asphalt pavement has collapsed. Repairs to the leaking sewer pipe should begin within … 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

66th Avenue Between Englewood and Scenic Closed Due to Road Damage

The section of 66th Avenue between Englewood Avenue and Scenic Drive is closed to all traffic, except residents living along that section of 66th, and will remain closed until further notice.  Signs indicating the closure are in place now and will remain in place until the restriction is lifted. The section of 66th between Englewood … 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

City of Yakima Facilities Opening Later Wednesday Due to Weather

As a result of inclement weather, some City of Yakima facilities will be opening later than usual on Wednesday, February 15th in order to allow Streets Division crews adequate time to make local roadways as safe as possible for drivers. The following City of Yakima facilities will not open until 10:00 am Wednesday: – Yakima … Continued