One of Three Interim City Manager Candidates to be Interviewed Withdraws

One of the three interim city manager candidates the Yakima City Council intended to interview on October 1st has accepted another position and, therefore, has withdrawn from consideration for the Yakima job.  Larry Patterson contacted the City earlier today (Monday, September 30th) to provide notification that he is no longer available for employment. The City … Continued

Toys for Tots Drive Begins October 1

A Toys for Tots Drive begins Tuesday, October 1st at the City of Yakima’s Harman Center, 101 N. 65th Avenue. It is the next in a series of quarterly “Help the Community Projects” organized by the Harman Center. “We are asking for donations of new, unwrapped toys to benefit the Toys for Tots program,” said … Continued

Yakima City Council October 1st Regular Meeting Preview

The Yakima City Council will hold a regular meeting at 5:30 pm on Tuesday, October 1st, in Council Chambers at Yakima City Hall, 129 North 2nd Street. Agenda items for the October 1st regular meeting include: Issuing a proclamation for YWCA Domestic Violence Awareness Month. Considering an ordinance concerning cruising events. Considering the appropriation 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 Arts Commission and Tree City USA Board each have one available position.  There is one vacant youth position and one vacant adult position on the Parks and Recreation Commission. The Board of Appeals and Henry Beauchamp … Continued

Water Line Work to Restrict Traffic on Walnut

Water line work will result in traffic restrictions on Walnut Street between 1st Street and 3rd Street from Monday, September 23rd through Friday, September 27th. 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

Sunfair Parade Kicks Off Fair Season in Yakima

For the 58th year in a row, the Yakima Sunfair Parade will follow its familiar route of more than one-and-a-half miles through Downtown Yakima on Saturday, September 21st.  The parade is expected to include more than 500 participants and 125 vehicles as it makes its way down Yakima Avenue from 18th Avenue to Naches Avenue. … Continued

Yakima City Council September 17th Regular Meeting Review

The Yakima City Council held a regular meeting yesterday, Tuesday, September 17th. Action taken by the Council yesterday included: Receiving a report from the Council Public Safety Committee. Directing staff to invite Congressional staff members to meet with the Council regarding immigration reform legislation at the federal level. Approving an ordinance amending City of Yakima … Continued

Yakima Transit Offers Free Shuttle Bus Service to the Fair

Yakima Transit will again provide free shuttle bus service to the Central Washington State Fair throughout its 10-day run. Shuttle buses will run continuously from two locations at Gateway Center (home to Target, Big Lots! and other stores). One is the Park and Ride location at Gateway Center. The other shuttle stop is between the … Continued

Water Line Work to Restrict Traffic on South 1st Street

Water line work will result in traffic restrictions on South 1st Street between Maple Street and Spruce Street starting tomorrow, Wednesday, September 18th through Friday, September 20th. 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 … Continued

Community Members Invited to Solarize Yakima Workshop

People living in Yakima who are interested in installing solar panels as part of the Solarize Yakima campaign are invited to attend a free workshop in order to qualify for a free site assessment and a group discount on installation costs. The campaign is a partnership between the City of Yakima and Spark Northwest, a … Continued