Yakima City Council April 3rd Business Meeting Preview

The Yakima City Council will hold its next regular business meeting at 6:00 pm on Tuesday, April 3rd in Council Chambers at Yakima City Hall, 129 North 2nd Street. Agenda items for the April 3rd business meeting include: Issuing a Disability Awareness Month proclamation. Considering a Memorandum of Understanding with the City of Selah for … Continued

Gov. Inslee to Sign Cesar Chavez Day Bill in Yakima

Gov. Jay Inslee will visit Yakima tomorrow, Saturday, to formally sign House Bill No. 1939 recognizing March 31st as Cesar Chavez Day in the state of Washington. Inslee will sign the bill at 9:00 am on Saturday, March 31st at United Food and Commercial Worker Union, Local 1439, 507 South 3rd Street. The Yakima City … Continued

City of Yakima Unemployment Continues at Record Lows

The City of Yakima’s unemployment numbers continue at all-time record lows, according to figures released yesterday, Tuesday, by the State of Washington’s Employment Security Department. “These latest numbers reflect a continuing, positive trend for the City of Yakima,” said City Council Member and Council Economic Development Committee Chair Jason White. “It shows consistent improvement in … Continued

Softball League Sign-Ups Underway

Registration has begun for the first of several men’s and women’s softball leagues offered this spring and summer through Yakima’s Parks and Recreation. The City is offering a series of 10-game leagues, starting with the first that runs from April 30th to June 8th. The others begin in June, July, and September. Registrations are also underway for … Continued

Fisher Park Begins Golf Season on March 30th

The golfing season is just a week away at the City of Yakima’s Fisher Park Golf Course. “Fisher is scheduled to open on Friday, March 30th,” said Recreation Supervisor Tami Andringa. “We are scheduled to open at 8:00 am, but of course this time of year it is always weather dependent.” The Par-3, 9-hole course … Continued

Yakima City Council March 20th Business Meeting Review

The Yakima City Council held a regular business meeting yesterday, Tuesday, March 20th. Action by the Council on March 20th included: Introducing new Deputy Fire Chief Aaron Markham. Proclaiming Cesar Chavez Day on Saturday, March 31st. Asking City staff to draft a revised ordinance for dangerous dogs. Approving appointments to the City’s Community Review Board, … Continued

Sidewalk Project to Impact Traffic on Walnut Avenue

A project to remove broken sidewalk sections will impact traffic on a section of Walnut Avenue for most of each day from Wednesday, March 21st to Friday, March 30th.  Work on the project will take place from 7:00 am until 3:30 pm each day from March 21st through March 30th. As a result of the … Continued

Stormwater Maintenance to Impact Traffic on Plath Avenue

A stormwater maintenance project will impact traffic on a section of Plath Avenue for most of the day on Thursday, March 22nd. As a result of the project, Plath Avenue will be closed between 16th Avenue and 18th Avenue from 9:00 am to 4:00 pm on March 22nd.  Traffic on 16th Avenue will not be … Continued

Yakima Code Enforcement Improving Neighborhoods

Efforts by the City of Yakima’s Code Enforcement Office are making a positive impact in area neighborhoods. As of June 2015 the City had 119 properties declared dangerous. Now, less than 3 years later, that total has been whittled to 47. “It’s about making people accountable for their property,” Code Administration Manager Joe Caruso said. … Continued

Work Planned on Randall Park Walkways

Work begins today, Monday, March 19th, on new walkways for the City of Yakima’s Randall Park. Park maintenance workers are relocating irrigation lines and removing sod for the new walkways starting today. New asphalt will be placed in early April by the City of Yakima’s Streets Division. Portions of Randall Park will be closed during … Continued