Harman Center Hosting Art Walk, Open House

Art by local residents, live music, dancing and refreshments are all planned during the City of Yakima’s Harman Center Art Walk & Open House from 12:00 pm to 4:00 pm on Wednesday, May 29th. “We invite the community to stop by and help us celebrate the Harman Center’s 15th anniversary,” Recreation Program Supervisor Leslie Richards … Continued

Yakima City Council May 21st Regular Meeting Review

The Yakima City Council held a regular meeting yesterday, Tuesday, May 21st. Action by the Council yesterday included: Issuing proclamations for the Hispanic Academic Achievers Program and LGBTQ Pride Month. Observing the Washington Public Treasurers Association’s recognition of the City’s Investment Policy. Receiving a report on the Fire System Records Management Program. Receiving the 1st … Continued

Project to Impact Traffic at South Fair Avenue and Race Street

Temporary traffic restrictions will be in place tomorrow, Wednesday, May 22nd, and Thursday, May 23rd, at the intersection of South Fair Avenue and Race Street. A City of Yakima traffic operations crew will install bases for a new set of yellow flashing lights for a school zone. The work will be done from approximately 6:30 … Continued

Roots & Vines Festival Returns Saturday

The Roots & Vines Festival will again bring Americana, roots and bluegrass music to Downtown Yakima’s historic North Front Street. The festival, which also features craft beverages, is 3:30 pm to 10:00 pm this Saturday, May 18th. The following street closures will be in effect: North Front Street from Yakima Avenue to Staff Sgt. Pendleton … Continued

Yakima City Council May 21st Regular Meeting Preview

The Yakima City Council will hold a regular meeting at 5:30 pm on Tuesday, May 21st in Council Chambers at Yakima City Hall, 129 North 2nd Street. Agenda items for the May 21st regular meeting include: Issuing an LGBTQ Pride Month Proclamation. Receiving the 1st Quarter 2019 Capital Improvement Projects Report. Holding a discussion on … Continued

Traffic Proposal Focus of Public Information Meeting

Proposed changes to sections of Jerome Avenue and Fairbanks Avenue in the vicinity of Garfield Elementary School are the focus of a public information meeting on Safe Routes to Schools. The meeting will be 5:00 pm to 6:00 pm on Wednesday, May 29th, in the Garfield Elementary School gymnasium, 612 North 6th Avenue. It will … Continued

Candidates Should be Aware of Sign Code Requirements

With Yakima County’s official candidate filing week beginning yesterday, Monday, May 13th, the City of Yakima reminds candidates and their supporters that signs cannot be affixed to City property – including fences or utility poles – or placed within City parks (other than public rights-of-way adjacent to parks). Campaign signs must also be removed promptly … Continued

Body of Shooting Victim Found Near 6th Avenue and Gordon Road

The body of a man who had been shot several times was found by Yakima police officers late Friday night near 6th Avenue and Gordon Road. The name of the victim is not being released pending notification of his family.    Yakima police continue to investigate the incident.  No arrests have been made at this … Continued

Water, Sewer Projects Continue on Hathaway Street

A project to replace existing water and sewer mains along a section of Hathaway Street continues. The project is taking place on Hathaway Street from North 6th Avenue to North 16th Avenue.  P.O.W. Contracting, Inc. of Pasco is the primary contractor on the project.  To date, the contractor has installed approximately 2,000 lineal feet of … Continued

May 2019 City of Yakima Issues Brief e-Newsletter

Click the following link to see the May 2019 City of Yakima Issues Brief e-Newsletter – The May 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.