Yakima City Council July 16th Regular Meeting Preview

The Yakima City Council will hold a regular meeting at 5:30 pm on Tuesday, July 16th in Council Chambers at Yakima City Hall, 129 North 2nd Street. Agenda items for the July 16th regular meeting include: Recognition of Councilmember Carmen Mendez by Association of Washington Cities. Recognizing the retirement of Code Administration Manager Joe Caruso. … Continued

City Manager Accepts WSU Extension Director Job in Jefferson County

Yakima City Manager Cliff Moore has accepted the position of Washington State University (WSU) Extension Director for Jefferson County (Port Townsend is the county seat of Jefferson County).  Moore’s last day on the job as Yakima City Manager will be August 20th. Moore was hired by the Yakima City Council to serve as Yakima City … Continued

Art Projects Sought for Fall/Winter 2019 Windows Alive! Display

The Yakima Arts Commission is seeking applications for the Fall/Winter 2019 Downtown Yakima Windows Alive! Project. The deadline for artists to submit an application is 5:00 pm on Friday, August 30th. Notification letters will be mailed to the artists selected for the Fall/Winter display in early September An opening reception is planned October 4th to … Continued

Harman Center Publishes Summer Newsletter

Tips to finding senior housing, line dancing and Pilates classes are just some of the activities included in the Summer 2019 Newsletter published by the City of Yakima’s Harman Center at Gailleon Park. The newsletter covers activities at the center scheduled through the end of September. It includes a weekly schedule calendar and event reminders … Continued

Harman Center Trips and Tours Publishes World Travel Catalog

The Trips and Tours program at the City of Yakima’s Harman Center recently published its World Travel Catalog for 2020. Niagara Falls, an African safari and Portugal are just some of the travel itineraries that will be offered in 2020. “This will allow everyone who wants to go on some of these trips plenty of … Continued

Yakima Receives Historic Preservation Grant for Naches Avenue

A $12,000 state grant will help the City of Yakima explore the possibility of establishing Naches Avenue as a Local Historic District in the City of Yakima. The funds are from the Washington State Department of Archaeology and Historical Preservation (DAHP). The grant was announced during the City of Yakima’s Historic Preservation Commission meeting on … Continued

Water Line Work to Close Portion Of South 6th Street

Water line work will result in closure of 6th Street between Rainier Street and La Salle Street on Tuesday, July 9th. Work on the project will begin at 7:00 am and last until 3:30 pm. Due to heavy traffic volumes on 6th Street, drivers can expect delays and should use alternate routes if possible until … Continued

Yakima Parks Hosting Free Concerts, Movies

City of Yakima parks will be alive with the sound of music – and movies – during three different series that begin this week. “The idea is to encourage families to bring blankets or lawn chairs and enjoy the free concerts and films outdoors,” said Parks & Recreation Manager Ken Wilkinson. “The community is invited … Continued

Yakima City Council July 2nd Regular Meeting Review

The Yakima City Council held a regular meeting yesterday, Tuesday, July 2nd. Action by the Council yesterday included: Approving a request from the Community Integration Committee for 2020 Census support. Appointing Assistant Mayor Dulce Gutiérrez council liaison to the Community Integration Committee. Approving a letter of support for La Casa Hogar citizenship grant application. Agreeing … Continued