Holiday Closures Planned for Presidents Day

Many of the City of Yakima’s facilities will be closed Monday, February 18th, for Presidents Day. That includes City Hall, Y-PAC, Public Works, and Parks and Recreation offices. Business offices for the Police and Fire Departments will be closed. Emergency services will remain available. Yakima Transit will not provide bus service Monday. The City’s Harman … Continued

Water, Sewer Projects to Impact Traffic, Residents on Hathaway Street

After a two-week weather delay, a project to replace existing water and sewer mains along a section of Hathaway Street will begin Thursday, February 14th. The project limits on Hathaway Street are from North 6th Avenue to North 16th Avenue.  P.O.W. Contracting, Inc. of Pasco will begin construction near Elks Park on February 14th by … Continued

Snow Route Alert Cancelled

A Snow Route Alert issued by the City of Yakima on Saturday, February 9th has been cancelled.  The City issues a Snow Route Alert when necessary to provide notice to drivers to remove their vehicles from designated snow routes in order to allow snow to be plowed from roads as efficiently and safely as possible. … Continued

Snow Route Alert Remains in Effect

A Snow Route Alert issued by the City of Yakima on Sunday, February 10th remains in effect.  The alert will remain in effect until further notice.  A key part of the Snow Route Alert protocol is to let drivers know they need to move their vehicles from designated snow routes.  The City is requiring drivers … Continued

Refuse Division Needs Public’s Help During Winter Weather

To provide the best service possible, the City of Yakima’s Refuse Division is asking customers during winter weather to do the following: Make sure garbage carts are accessible and clear of all snow and ice at the curbside Keep a 36-inch-wide path around the carts to enable equipment to safely pick them up If your … Continued

February 2019 City of Yakima Issues Brief e-Newsletter

Click the following link to see the February 2019 City of Yakima Issues Brief e-Newsletter – The February 2019 Issues Brief e-Newsletter includes articles, photos, links and City contact phone numbers. The City of Yakima Issues Brief e-Newsletter is a monthly publication of the City of Yakima Community Relations Office.

City of Yakima Permit Center Changing its Hours

The City of Yakima’s Permit Center will open 30 minutes later each day due to an increasing rate of construction and permit detail. Beginning Wednesday, February 13th, the Permit Center will open at 8:30 am instead of 8:00 am. It will continue to close at 5:00 pm each day. “January 2019 showed a significant increase … Continued

Urban Area Comp Plan Amendment Process Opens Feb. 27th

Under the Washington State Growth Management Act, local governments in the state have to adopt, regularly amend, and periodically update an Urban Area Comprehensive Plan. The plan helps guide long-range land use policy in urban areas by establishing a community vision for effectively managing growth over a twenty-year period. Adopted by the Yakima City Council … 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. The Henry Beauchamp Community Center Advisory Board, Arts Commission, Community Review Board, and Bicycle/Pedestrian Committee each have one available position.  The Historic Preservation Commission and the Board of Appeals currently have two available openings each. It is … Continued

City Holding News Conference About Winter Weather Effects

With winter weather continuing to impact the Yakima area, Yakima City Manager Cliff Moore will hold a news conference today at 1:00 pm in the Council Chambers at Yakima City Hall (129 N. 2nd Street) to discuss the effects heavy snow, low temperatures, high winds and other severe conditions are having on the community. “The … Continued