Yakima City Council February 18th Regular Meeting Preview

The Yakima City Council will hold a regular meeting at 5:30 pm on Tuesday, February 18th, in Council Chambers at Yakima City Hall, 129 North 2nd Street. Agenda items for the February 18th regular meeting include: Lemonade Day proclamation from the Chamber of Commerce. The 4th Quarter 2019 Capital Improvement Projects Report. Utility billing payment … Continued

Convention Center Project to Impact Traffic on North 8th Street

Work in preparation for the Yakima Convention Center expansion will close a section of North 8th Street starting tomorrow, Friday, February 14th. North 8th Street will be closed to traffic from Staff Sgt. Pendleton Way to East Martin Luther King Jr. Boulevard while the project contractor, Total Site Services, makes underground water, sewer and storm … Continued

Holiday Closures Planned for Presidents Day

Many of the City of Yakima’s facilities will be closed Monday, February 17th, for Presidents 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. The City’s Harman … Continued

Be Counted: 2020 U.S. Census Begins in March

In March, homes in the Yakima area and throughout the U.S. will begin receiving invitations to participate in the 2020 Census. Once the invitation arrives, you can respond for your home in one of three ways: online, by phone or by mail. Census Day is April 1st and by that date every home will have … Continued

Se Contado: El Censo 2020 Comienza en Marzo

En marzo, los hogares en el área de Yakima y en todo Estados Unidos comenzaran a recibir invitaciones para participar en el Censo 2020. Una vez que llegue la invitación, puede responder por su hogar en una de tres maneras: en línea, por teléfono o por correo. El Día del Censo es el 1 de … Continued

First Batch of Special Election Returns Released

The first returns of the 2020 February Special Election have been released by the Yakima County Auditor’s office. The auditor’s office conducts only one count of ballots on election nights and, consequently, issues just one set of returns.  The election night count usually represents about 20% of the ballots that have been returned to the … Continued

Stormwater Project to Affect Traffic Along Portion of Powerhouse

A stormwater construction project will impact traffic on a section of Powerhouse Road during weekdays from Wednesday, February 12th to Wednesday, February 19th. The section of Powerhouse between 24th Avenue and 26th Avenue will be closed on weekdays between February 12th and February 19th.  That section of Powerhouse will be closed from 11:30 am until 5:00 pm … Continued

Urban Area Comprehensive Plan Amendment Process Begins February 26th

Under the Washington State Growth Management Act, local governments in the state have to adopt, regularly amend, and periodically update an Urban Area Comprehensive Plan. The plan helps guide long-range land use policy in urban areas by establishing a community vision for effectively managing growth over a twenty-year period. Adopted by the Yakima City Council … Continued

Interactive Map, App for Yakima Transit Routes

Yakima Transit is making it easier for you to track your bus with DoubleMap at http://yakimatransit.doublemap.com/map/ The map shows Yakima Transit’s bus routes in real time, including each bus stop and the locations of buses along the routes. The map web page features announcements, as well as links to Yakima Transit’s website and the Bus … Continued

Yakima City Council February 4th Regular Meeting Review

The Yakima City Council held a regular meeting yesterday, Tuesday, February 4th. Action taken by the Council yesterday included: Issuing a proclamation on the 100th anniversary of Women’s Right to Vote. Receiving an update on Council Boards and Committee assignments and clarification on mayoral committee designation. Declining to direct City staff to assist the strong … Continued