Yakima City Council Sends Letter to Congress Urging Immigration Reform

Earlier this year, the Yakima City Council added comprehensive immigration reform to its list of Federal Legislative Priorities.  The Council placed immigration reform in the highest of its three priority categories – “Actively Pursue.” Following through on that commitment, the Council recently voted unanimously to send a letter to key members of Congress strongly urging … Continued

Yakima City Council October 3rd Business Meeting Preview

The Yakima City Council will hold its next regular business meeting at 6:00 pm on Tuesday, October 3rd in Council Chambers at Yakima City Hall, 129 North 2nd Street. Agenda items for the October 3rd business meeting include: Receiving the Yakima Central Plaza third quarter 2017 update. Receiving a third quarter update from the YMCA … Continued

Harman Center Movie Nights Debut October 5th

It will be lights, camera, action in the Harman Center ballroom for a series of free classic movie nights starting Thursday, October 5th. “Come enjoy the movies, everyone’s invited,” said Recreation Program Supervisor Leslie Richards. Showtime is 6:00 pm for each of the five movies scheduled. The series will begin with the Gene Kelly classic … Continued

Randall Park Paving Project to Impact Traffic on 48th Avenue

A paving project related to the expansion of the west parking lot at Randall Park will result in the closure of a section of 48th Avenue for most of the day on Thursday, September 28th. As a result of the project, the section of 48th Avenue between Nob Hill Boulevard and Washington Avenue will be … Continued

Utility Work to Restrict Traffic on South 1st Street

Utility work will result in traffic restrictions on South 1st Street between Race Street and MLK, Jr. Boulevard from Thursday, September 28th through Friday, October 6th.  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 … Continued

Harman Center Issues Fall Newsletter

Matinee dances, fitness classes, “Reliving Rock N’ Roll” and more are included in the Fall 2017 Newsletter recently published by the City of Yakima’s Harman Center at Gailleon Park. The newsletter covers activities at the center scheduled during October, November, and December. It includes event announcements, trip and tour reminders, a schedule of flu shots … Continued

End of 2017 Irrigation Season Rapidly Approaching

Friday, October 13th marks the end of another irrigation season for residential and business customers served by the City of Yakima’s irrigation system.  That’s the day that the system operated by the City’s Water & Irrigation Division will be shut off until next spring. The irrigation season in Yakima typically lasts from early April through … Continued

City to Review Expansion of Downtown Yakima Business Improvement District

During its regular business meeting on Tuesday, September 19, the Yakima City Council directed City staff to review the possibility of expanding the Yakima Business Improvement District (DYBID) boundaries.  The action stems from suggestions to keep the continuity and look of Downtown Yakima and interest by some adjacent property owners in having their sites again … Continued

Sunfair Parade Kicks Off Fair Season in Yakima

For the 56th year in a row, the Yakima Sunfair Parade will follow its familiar route of more than one-and-a-half miles through Downtown Yakima on Saturday, September 23rd.  The parade is expected to include more than 500 participants as it makes its way down Yakima Avenue from 16th Avenue to Naches Avenue. The 2017 Yakima … Continued

Y-PAC to Air Interview With George Will

Pulitzer Prize-winning columnist George Will sat for a Q&A with area media today just moments before he took the Capitol Theatre stage for his appearance at the Yakima Town Hall Speaker Series. The City of Yakima’s Public Affairs Channel, Y-PAC Channel 194, will air the interview in its entirety starting tonight at 10:00 pm. “There’s … Continued