Project to Impact Traffic on Section of Fruitvale Boulevard

Temporary traffic restrictions will be in place next Monday through Thursday, June 3rd through June 6th, on Fruitvale Boulevard from 40th Avenue to 39th Avenue. The curb lane on Fruitvale Blvd in front of Denny’s Restaurant will be closed, restricting eastbound traffic to one lane as City of Yakima Street Department crews remove and pave … Continued

Yakima City Council June 4th Regular Meeting Preview

The Yakima City Council will hold a regular meeting at 5:30 pm on Tuesday, June 4th in Council Chambers at Yakima City Hall, 129 North 2nd Street. Agenda items for the June 4th regular meeting include: Receiving a 2019 Legislative Session review. Considering a resolution repealing the City’s participation in the federal E-Verify program. Discussing … Continued

Yakima Parks and Recreation Issues Summer Program Guide

“Family Play Days” at Fisher Park Golf Course and the opening of Franklin Pool on June 15th are just a few of the seasonal offerings available in the 2019 Summer Program Guide recently issued by City of Yakima Parks and Recreation. The guide is now available at the Yakima Parks and Recreation office (2301 Fruitvale … 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

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 Community Review Board and Tree City USA Board each have one available position.  There is one vacant youth position on the Parks and Recreation Commission. The Historic Preservation Commission has three vacancies and the Board of … Continued

Holiday Closures Planned for Memorial Day

Many of the City of Yakima’s facilities will be closed on Monday, May 27th, for Memorial 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 … Continued

Road Closures set for Memorial Day Parade

The 2019 Memorial Day Parade in Downtown Yakima will take place from 10:00 am to 12:00 pm this Saturday, May 25th. Drivers are advised that Yakima Avenue will be closed to traffic from 7th Avenue to Naches Avenue during the parade. In addition, 6th Avenue will be closed from Yakima Avenue to Walnut Street for … Continued

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