Utility Work to Restrict Traffic on North 40th Avenue

Utility work will result in traffic restrictions on North 40th Avenue between Lincoln Avenue and Englewood Avenue on Wednesday, July 26th and Thursday, July 27th. Work on the project will begin at 7:00 am and last until 3:30 pm each day. Traffic will be limited to one lane in both directions in the project area. … Continued

Volunteer Opportunities on City Boards and Commissions

The Yakima City Council is looking for volunteers interested in serving on the City of Yakima Planning Commission, Community Review Board, and the Board of Appeals. Each committee has one vacancy. There are seven members of the Planning Commission, all of whom serve four-year terms and must live within Yakima city limits or own a … Continued

Yakima Air Terminal-McAllister Field to Host Air Force Military Exercise

The Yakima Air Terminal-McAllister Field will host a nearly two-week military exercise that will begin on Monday, July 31st. The Yakima City Council has approved a lease with the U.S. Air Force for its Mobility Guardian 2017 readiness exercise at the airport. The exercise will be held through Saturday, August 12th. The Air Mobility Command’s … Continued

Utility Work to Restrict Traffic on South 1st Street

Utility work will result in traffic restrictions on South 1st Street between Mead Avenue and King Street from Tuesday, July 25th through Wednesday, July 26th. Work on the project will begin at 5:00 am and last until 3:30 pm each day. Traffic will be limited to one lane in both directions in the project area. … Continued

City Council Action Backs Construction of Affordable Housing

Four new single-family residential units are planned for the city of Yakima after the City Council unanimously approved contracts on Tuesday, July 18th with Yakima Valley Partners Habitat for Humanity.  The City will provide up to $165,000 in federal HOME Investment Partnership Program (“HOME”) funds for land acquisition and construction of the units. The funds … Continued

Traffic Signal Work at 32nd Avenue and Nob Hill to Affect Drivers

Traffic signals at the intersection of 32nd Avenue and Nob Hill Boulevard will be flashing red for most of the morning on Thursday, July 20th while new turn signals are installed at the intersection. City of Yakima crews will be working on installing flashing yellow arrow capabilities at the intersection from approximately 8:00 am until … Continued

Yakima City Council July 18th Business Meeting Review

The Yakima City Council met for a regular business meeting last night, Tuesday, July 18th. Action by the Council on July 18th included: Receiving a report regarding the proposed YMCA aquatics/fitness center facility at Chesterley Park and an update from the YMCA on its fundraising efforts for the proposed project. Discussion on the next steps … Continued

Road Repair Project to Impact Traffic on Browne Avenue

A road repair project will impact traffic on a section of Browne Avenue for most of each day from Wednesday, July 19th through Thursday, July 27th. As a result of the project, the section of Browne between Hall Avenue and Custer Avenue will be closed from July 19th through July 27th.  Work on the project … Continued

2017 Yakima Farmers’ Market Season Underway

The 2017 Yakima Farmers’ Market season is off and running. Now in its 18th year, the market opened for the 2017 season in May.  The market is open from 9:00 am to 2:00 pm each Sunday through October 29th. It is located downtown on 3rd Street between Yakima Avenue and Chestnut Avenue. Shoppers will find … Continued

July 2017 City of Yakima Issues Brief e-Newsletter

Click on the following link to see the July 2017 City of Yakima Issues Brief e-Newsletter – July 2017 City of Yakima Issues Brief e-Newsletter Articles in this edition of the City of Yakima Issues Brief e-Newsletter include – Yakima’s Population Estimate Nearing 94,000 – Assistant Mayor Mendez Says Sense of Calm and Safety Critical … Continued