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

Parking Lot Closure, Renovations Planned at Randall Park

The Randall Park parking lot on 48th Avenue will be closed starting the week of July 17th, for tree removal, existing parking lot removal and construction of a new parking lot.  Included in the project is the addition of a new bridge that will once again allow people to access the nature area in the … Continued

Y-PAC Video Voters Pamphlet Features Yakima City Council Candidates

Y-PAC, the City of Yakima’s government access channel, has produced a 2017 Video Voters Pamphlet focusing on candidates for Yakima City Council seats in the August 1st primary. The candidates as listed on the primary ballot include: District 2 – Jason White, Pablo Gonzalez, Avina Gutierrez and Maud Scott. District 4 – Sandra Belzer, Williams, … Continued

Yakima City Council July 18th Business Meeting Preview

The Yakima City Council will hold its next regular business meeting at 6:00 pm on Tuesday, July 18th in Council Chambers at Yakima City Hall, 129 North Second Street. Agenda items will include: Discussion on the next steps regarding purchase and sale of Congdon parcel. A verbal report from staff regarding the proposed YMCA aquatics/fitness … Continued