Holiday Closures for Martin Luther King Jr. Day

Many City of Yakima facilities will be closed Monday, January 20th for Martin Luther King Jr. 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 and the … Continued

Stormwater Maintenance Project to Impact Traffic on Powerhouse

A stormwater maintenance project will impact traffic on a section of Powerhouse Road on Tuesday, January 14th through Thursday, January 16th. The section of Powerhouse between 24th Avenue and 28th Avenue will be closed from 9:00 am to 4:00 pm from January 14th to 16th to accommodate the project. Drivers are reminded that the speed … Continued

U.S. Census Bureau Now Hiring for 2020 Census

The U.S. Census Bureau is encouraging people to apply for temporary jobs with the bureau to help make sure data collected during the 2020 Census is as accurate as possible. The bureau is in the process of hiring hundreds of thousands of workers to assist with the 2020 Census. Article 1, Section 2 of the … Continued

City of Yakima Construction Growth Continued in 2019

New multi-family construction in the City of Yakima more than doubled last year. That is among building permit statistics for the City in 2019 compared to 2018. There were 29 new multi-family developments permitted in Yakima during 2019, with a combined estimated valuation of $32,600,179. In 2018, there were 12 permits issued for new multi-family … Continued

Yakima City Council January 7th Regular Meeting Review

The Yakima City Council held a regular meeting yesterday, Tuesday, January 7th. Action taken by the Council yesterday included: Electing Councilmember Patricia Byers as Mayor. Electing Councilmember Holly Cousens as Assistant Mayor. Issuing a Martin Luther King Jr. Week proclamation. Reviewing the City Council meeting agenda process. Discussing the Code of Ethics and Principles of … Continued

Harman Center Publishes 2020 Winter Newsletter

A birdwatching class, the third annual iron chef event, a project to help the community, and much more are included in the Winter 2020 Newsletter published by the City of Yakima’s Harman Center at Gailleon Park. The newsletter covers activities at the center scheduled during January, February, and March. It includes event announcements, as well … Continued

Harman Center Trips and Tours Issues Pacific NW Catalog

Harman Center Trips and Tours recently published its “2020 Pacific NW Trips & Tours Catalog,” highlighting destinations ranging from the Skagit County Tulip Festival to a Snake River mail boat adventure. The 23-page guide is available at Call Lori Schatz at 576-6405 for more information about Harman Center Trips and Tours. The City of … Continued

Winter 2020 Bus Book Now Available

Yakima Transit has issued its new Winter 2020 Bus Book showing City bus routes, schedules, maps, fares, and helpful information on services such as Dial-A-Ride and Vanpool. Schedules in the bilingual Winter 2020 Bus Book are effective from January 7th through April 5th. The schedules include additional bus stop times during school days on some … Continued

City Council Member Swearing-in Ceremony is January 7th

Three new members of the Yakima City Council and a re-elected council member will receive the oath of office during a swearing-in ceremony at 4:00 pm on Tuesday, January 7th, in Council Chambers at Yakima City Hall, 129 North 2nd Street. During the November 5th General Election, Eliana Macias was elected to the District 1 … Continued