Yakima City Council June 19th Regular Meeting Preview

The Yakima City Council will hold its next regular meeting at 6:00 pm on Tuesday, June 19th in Council Chambers at Yakima City Hall, 129 North 2nd Street. Agenda items for the June 19th regular meeting include: Accepting the Yakima Police Department’s 2017 Annual Report. Adopting the Yakima Central Plaza preliminary design. Amending the Municipal … Continued

June 2018 City of Yakima Issues Brief e-Newsletter

Click on the following link to see the June 2018 City of Yakima Issues Brief e-Newsletter – June 2018 Issues Brief The June 2018 City of Yakima Issues Brief e-Newsletter includes articles on the appointment of a new fire chief, a new web-based app seeking community input on City bike rack locations, a Yakima fire captain’s … Continued

Tahoma Cemetery Tours Begin June 19th

The first in a series of 9 free guided walking tours of the City of Yakima’s historic Tahoma Cemetery is 6:30 pm next Tuesday, June 19th. “Stroll through the beautiful, park-like setting as you learn about the history of the cemetery and the story of some of those interred within,” said Parks and Recreation Manager … Continued

City of Yakima Seeks Input on Bike Rack Locations

Where are bike racks located in the City of Yakima? Where are they needed, or in need of repairs? A new City of Yakima web-based app aims to help the City’s Bike and Pedestrian Advisory Committee find answers to those questions.  The City has created a bike rack data collection system application online at http://www.yakimawa.gov/bike-racks … Continued

Harman Center Seeks Help With Teddy Bear Project

A project to comfort children during distress or an emergency is being organized at the City of Yakima’s Harman Center, 101 N. 65th Avenue. Called the Help the Community Project, the effort involves creating teddy bears out of wash cloths and face towels. “We’re working on quarterly projects to give back to the community,” said … Continued

Curb and Gutter Replacement to Impact Traffic at Gilbert and Barge

A project to replace curb and gutter infrastructure will result in traffic restrictions at and near the intersection of Gilbert Drive and Barge Street for most of the each day from Tuesday, June 12th through Thursday, June 14th. As a result of the project, Gilbert Drive between Summitview Avenue and Yakima Avenue will be closed … Continued

Downtown Summer Nights Series Returns for a Sixth Year

The Downtown Summer Nights Concert Series returns to Historic North Front Street this Thursday, June 14th. “With local food and art vendors featured, and a kids’ area, this is a family-friendly event that serves as a perfect way to celebrate the home stretch of the work week,” said City of Yakima Economic Development Manager Sean … Continued

Bus to Pool Program Begins June 14th

Yakima Transit and Yakima Parks and Recreation are again teaming up to make it easier for swimmers to use Franklin Pool and Lions Pool this summer. From June 14th through August 26th, paying to swim in one of Yakima’s two City-owned pools entitles the purchaser to a special Yakima Transit bus pass.  Bus service will … Continued

Franklin Pool Opens June 14th

The end of the school year next week and rising temperatures are sure signs that summer is approaching in Yakima. So, too, is the opening of Franklin Pool, 2102 Tieton Drive. The roughly three-month-long 2018 summer season at the City of Yakima’s outdoor pool will officially begin when Franklin Pool opens its doors for the first … Continued

Task Force Helps Homeless Find Shelter, Food, Services

Local non-profit service providers and staff from several City of Yakima divisions and departments teamed up overnight to reach out to people camping on public property and point them toward safe, temporary housing, regular meals, and other services. The task force, which included representatives from Yakima Union Gospel Mission, Transform Yakima Together, Yakima Neighborhood Health … Continued