Yak Back Upgrade in the Works

The City of Yakima’s popular Yak Back app will be unavailable from 8:00 am to 12:00 pm Monday, April 20th, while Information Technology Services staff upgrade the program. Improvements will include the use of Geographic Information Systems (GIS) to provide users an interactive map for tracking their Yak Back requests and to see locations of … Continued

Artists Announced for Next Windows Alive! Installment

While formal installation will have to wait until the end of social distancing restrictions, artists have been selected for the next Windows Alive! display in Downtown Yakima. “Due to the COVID-19 outbreak and Gov. Inslee’s stay-at-home order, the complete show has not been installed,” said Windows Alive! Coordinator Jane Milford Cooper. “But you can enjoy … Continued

City Tennis, Pickleball Courts Closed due to COVID-19

Yakima Parks and Recreation reminds the public that tennis and pickleball courts at the City’s Franklin Park are closed due to COVID-19. The City of Yakima previously closed the dog park at Randall Park, golfing at Fisher Park, playground equipment at City Parks, the Harman Center, Lions Pool and all Parks and Recreation programs to … Continued

Yakima City Council April 7th Regular Meeting Review

The Yakima City Council held a regular meeting yesterday, Tuesday, April 7th. Action taken by the Council yesterday included: Issuing an Arbor Day Proclamation Issuing a National Tele-Communicators Week Proclamation Extending the Mayor’s order declaring an emergency through May 7th. Instructing the Human Resources Director to move forward with a competitive recruitment process for a … Continued

Yakima City Council Extends Declaration of Emergency Due to COVID-19

During its regular meeting last night, Tuesday, the Yakima City Council extended an emergency declaration due to COVID-19. The Council’s action extends the declaration through Thursday, May 7th. Mayor Patricia Byers signed the initial emergency declaration on March 12th, which took effect immediately.  Under state law, the full Council needed to ratify the declaration in … Continued

Harman Center Holding Online Class, Announces Senior Hotline

The City of Yakima’s Harman Center has heard from the community and is offering its first online class via Zoom. At 1:00 pm next Tuesday, April 14th, the Harman Center will offer a virtual class on essential oil, highlighting Eucalyptus. The class will be on Zoom. Contact Recreation Program Supervisor Leslie Richards at 576-6402 or … Continued

City Garbage Collection Seeks Community’s Help

In response to COVID-19, the City of Yakima’s Refuse Division needs the community’s help to ensure proper garbage collection and safety for Refuse Division staff and the public. The Division requests the following: ALL refuse be bagged, all lids closed and carts placed at the curb or alley by 6:00 am on the morning of … Continued

Yakima City Council April 7th Regular Meeting Preview

The Yakima City Council will hold a regular meeting at 5:30 pm on Tuesday, April 7th, in Council Chambers at Yakima City Hall, 129 North 2nd Street. Agenda items for the April 7th regular meeting include: Issuing an Arbor Day Proclamation Considering a proclamation extending the Mayor’s order declaring an emergency and a resolution approving … Continued

April 2020 Issues Brief

Click the following link to see the April 2020 City of Yakima Issues Brief e-Newsletter – This month’s Issues Brief includes: The City of Yakima’s response to COVID-19 – Page 1 The Yakima community pulling together to express support for first responders – Page 2 Yakima Police Dept. tutorials for online reporting – Page 2 … Continued