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.

Yakima City Council May 7th Regular Meeting Review

The Yakima City Council held a regular meeting yesterday, Tuesday, May 7th. Action by the Council yesterday included: Issuing proclamations for Missing Persons Awareness Month, Mental Health Awareness Month and Older Americans Month. Observing a Commitment to Excellence award presentation for David Brown, Water & Irrigation Division Manager. Receiving an update on the Gang Reduction … Continued

Water Line Work to Restrict Traffic on Washington Avenue

Water line work will result in traffic restrictions on Washington Avenue between 24th Avenue and 16th Avenue from tomorrow, Wednesday, May 8th,through Friday, May 10th.  Work on the project will begin at 7:00 am and last until 3:30 pm each day. Traffic will be limited to one lane in both directions in the project area. … Continued

Yakima Transit Citizens Advisory Committee to Meet on May 8th

The next meeting of the Yakima Transit Citizens Advisory Committee will take place on Wednesday, May 8th from 4:00 pm to 5:30 pm in the City of Yakima Public Works large conference room located in the Public Works Administration Building (2301 Fruitvale Boulevard). At the May 8th meeting, details about current Yakima Transit projects and … Continued