Yakima City Council May 1st Business Meeting Preview

The Yakima City Council will hold its next regular business meeting at 6:00 pm on Tuesday, May 1st in Council Chambers at Yakima City Hall, 129 North 2nd Street.  Agenda items for the May 1st business meeting include: Holding a public hearing regarding the Planning Commission’s recommendation concerning temporary worker housing. Considering a grant application … Continued

Road Repair Project to Impact Traffic on Ahtanum

A road repair project will impact traffic on a section of Ahtanum Road for most of each day from Monday, April 30th through Thursday, May 3rd. As a result of the project, traffic will be restricted to one lane in each direction along the section of Ahtanum between 16th Avenue and 26th Avenue from April … 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 today, Tuesday, by the State of Washington’s Employment Security Department. “Continued job growth in the city of Yakima is a positive sign for our local economy,” said City Council Member and Council Economic Development Committee Chair Jason White. “And the … Continued

Stormwater Maintenance Project to Impact Traffic on Pleasant Avenue

A stormwater maintenance project will impact traffic on a section of Pleasant Avenue tomorrow, Wednesday, April 25th. As a result of the project, Pleasant Avenue will be closed between Washington Avenue and Spokane Street all day tomorrow, April 25th, to replace a broken section of storm drain pipe. Drivers are reminded that the speed limit … Continued

Spring/Summer 2018 Bus Book Now Available

Yakima Transit has issued its new Spring/Summer 2018 Bus Book showing City bus routes, schedules, maps, fares, and helpful information on services such as Dial-A-Ride, Vanpool, and Bikes on the Bus. Schedules in the bilingual Bus Book are effective from Monday, April 30th to Sunday, August 26th. The Spring/Summer 2018 Bus Book reflects the addition … Continued

Sections of Beech Street Closed for Sewer Main Project Reopen

Sections of Beech Street that have been periodically closed since last summer while work related to the installation of a sewer main interceptor was underway have been reopened. Sections of Beech Street between Fair Avenue and the I-82 underpass were closed while the sewer main interceptor project was ongoing.  The Beech Street underpass below I-82 … Continued

Volunteer Opportunities on City Boards, Committees and Commissions

The Yakima City Council is seeking volunteers interested in serving on City of Yakima boards, committees, and commissions and is accepting applications through May 4th. The Historic Preservation Commission has three openings and the Board of Appeals currently has one opening.  The following boards, committees, and commissions have term expirations in June and may have … Continued