Yakima Irrigation Season Starts April 2nd

Monday, April 2nd will mark the start of the 2018 irrigation season for the vast majority of the residential and business customers served by the City of Yakima’s irrigation system.  That’s the day that the majority of the collection of systems operated by the City’s Water/Irrigation Division are scheduled to begin delivering water. All City … Continued

Yakima City Council March 20th Business Meeting Preview

The Yakima City Council will hold its next regular business meeting at 6:00 pm on Tuesday, March 20th in Council Chambers at Yakima City Hall, 129 North 2nd Street. Agenda items for the March 20th business meeting include: Issuing a March for Meals Month Proclamation. Holding a public hearing to consider the final plat approval … Continued

March 2018 City of Yakima Issues Brief e-Newsletter

Click on the following link to see the March 2018 City of Yakima Issues Brief e-Newsletter – March 2018 Issues Brief The March 2018 City of Yakima Issues Brief e-Newsletter includes articles on Yakima Transit’s launch of Route 8, Councilmember Holly Cousens sharing her priorities for 2018, and new Deputy Fire Chief Aaron Markham. The … Continued

Downtown Artwalk Planned for March 22nd

Five venues will take center stage during a Downtown Artwalk in Yakima on Thursday, March 22nd. “This is the third time we’ve done this,” said David Lynx, a member of the City of Yakima’s Arts Commission and Director of the Larson Gallery. “It brings an awareness of what’s available in Downtown Yakima in terms of … Continued

Positive Trend Continues for City of Yakima

Unemployment in the city of Yakima continues at a record low pace according to the latest figures released today, Tuesday, by the State of Washington’s Employment Security Department. The numbers show that the unemployment rate in Yakima for the month of January 2018 was 7.3 percent, the City’s lowest for that month since the state agency … Continued

Crack Sealing Project to Impact Traffic on Summitview

A project involving “crack sealing” will impact traffic along a portion of Summitview Avenue on from Monday, March 12th through Friday, March 16th. City of Yakima crews will be filing cracks along the section of Summitview from 40th Avenue to 48th Avenue from March 12th to March 16th.  Work on the project will take place … Continued

Water Service Line Repairs to Restrict Traffic on Lincoln Avenue

Water service line repairs will result in traffic restrictions at the intersection of Lincoln Avenue and North 20th Avenue on Monday, March 12th.  Work on the project will begin at 7:00 am and last until 3:30 pm. Traffic will be channeled around the project area. Because of heavy traffic volumes on Lincoln Avenue, drivers can … Continued

Daylight Saving Time Begins Sunday, March 11th

Daylight saving time will officially begin at 2:00 am on Sunday, March 11th. Clocks are set ahead one hour and many people set their clocks to “spring forward” before they go to bed the night before, in this case Saturday, March 10th. When you change your clocks, the National Safety Council suggests also taking the … Continued

Yakima City Council Adopts Bicycle Plan

During its regular business meeting last night, Tuesday, March 6th the Yakima City Council adopted the Yakima Bicycle Master Plan. The plan is intended to develop a bicycle network plan that, when implemented, will improve bicycle transportation throughout the City of Yakima. The goals include promoting safe and accessible community and recreational opportunities between parks, … Continued