Latest Count of General Election Returns Released

The latest count of returns for the 2019 General Election have been released by the Yakima County Auditor’s office, and the lead in one race for a Yakima City Council seat has changed hands. In the race to replace Dulce Gutierrez in Yakima City Council District 1, Eliana Macias has taken the lead over Kenton … Continued

November 2019 Issues Brief e-Newsletter

Click the following link to see the November 2019 City of Yakima Issues Brief e-Newsletter – The November 2019 Issues Brief e-Newsletter includes articles, photos, accompanying links and City contact phone numbers. Issues Brief is a monthly publication of the City of Yakima Community Relations Office.

Holiday Closures Planned for Veterans Day

Many of the City of Yakima’s facilities will be closed Monday, November 11th, in observance of the Veterans Day holiday. That includes City Hall, Y-PAC, and Parks and Recreation offices. Business offices for the Police and Fire Departments will be closed. Emergency services will remain available. In addition, the City’s Harman Center will be closed … Continued

Downtown Yakima Parade to Honor Veterans

The Yakima community will honor its veterans and all U.S. military veterans by staging the 2019 Veterans Day Parade in Downtown Yakima on Monday, November 11th.  The parade is sponsored annually by the Veterans of Foreign Wars – Post 379. The parade will begin at 10:45 am at the intersection of Yakima Avenue and 6th … Continued

Second Count of General Election Returns Released

The second count of returns for the 2019 General Election have been released by the Yakima County Auditor’s office, and the results have not changed much from the first count of ballots on election night. In the race to replace Dulce Gutierrez in Yakima City Council District 1, Kenton Gartrell has 57.38% of the vote … Continued

Yakima City Council November 5th Regular Meeting Review

The Yakima City Council held a regular meeting yesterday, Tuesday, November 5th. Action taken by the Council yesterday included: Issuing a Remembrance Day proclamation. Authorizing the Mayor to execute an Employment Agreement with Alex Meyerhoff to serve as Interim City Manager. Authorizing a land use agreement with the Yakima Greenway Foundation. Receiving a summary of … Continued

First Batch of General Election Returns Released

The first returns of the 2019 General Election have given an indication of which candidates are likely to be elected to the four open Yakima City Council seats on this year’s ballot. The Yakima County Auditor’s office conducts only one count of ballots on election night and, consequently, issues just one set of returns.  The … Continued

Yakima City Council November 5th Regular Meeting Preview

The Yakima City Council will hold a regular meeting at 5:30 pm on Tuesday, November 5th, in Council Chambers at Yakima City Hall, 129 North 2nd Street. Agenda items for the November 5th regular meeting include: Authorizing the Mayor to execute an Employment Agreement with Alex Meyerhoff to serve as Interim City Manager. Holding public … Continued

Community Christmas Tree Sought for Downtown Yakima

The search is on for Yakima’s Community Christmas Tree. The City of Yakima and the Downtown Association of Yakima (DAY) are asking area residents to consider donating a tree from their property for the annual holiday festivities in Downtown Yakima. To nominate your tree as the Community Christmas Tree, call Cally Price, the Assistant to … Continued