Junction Box Project to Restrict 40th Avenue Traffic

A project to replace junction boxes will restrict traffic on two sections of 40th Avenue next Monday, May 18th, and Tuesday, May 19th. City crews will be replacing junction boxes in sidewalks on 40th Avenue just north of Summitview Avenue, northbound, and just north of Chestnut Avenue, southbound. The curb lanes on those two sections … Continued

City Reminds Community Members No Cruising Allowed Now

After much discussion and debate throughout the summer and fall of 2019, the Yakima City Council adopted an ordinance in October of last year allowing cruising on specific Saturdays each year.  The second and third Saturdays in June, July, August, and September are designated in the ordinance as available for ‘open cruising.’  Other than on … Continued

Free Landscaping Workshop Changes to Webinar Format

The Spring 2020 Heritage Garden workshop originally scheduled for the Yakima Area Arboretum has been changed to a webinar format due to COVID-19 concerns and restrictions. The workshop will be from 10:00 am to 12:30 pm on Sunday, May 17th. Click https://forms.gle/q3PBHSptt8DqkKCY7 to register for the workshop. The free webinar is titled “Sharing the Love … Continued

Distrito de Salud de Yakima Comunicado de Prensa – Actividad de COVID-19 en el condado de Yakima esta alto

Debemos continuar a priorizar la salud de nuestra comunidad. En todo el estado de Washington, COVID-19 está afectando a los residentes, y especialmente las comunidades vulnerables del condado de Yakima, más fuerte. Nuestros trabajadores esenciales, los que brindan los servicios que necesitamos como comunidad, y nuestros residentes que están a alto riesgo para infección grava, … Continued

Street Project to Close 72nd, Coolidge

A road replacement project will close 72nd Avenue and Coolidge Road for nearly two weeks. On Monday, May 11th, City of Yakima crews will begin removing and then replacing the roadway on the two streets. Both streets will be closed from May 11th through Friday, May 22nd. A flagger will be on site to assist … Continued

May 2020 Issues Brief e-Newsletter

Click the following link to see the May 2020 City of Yakima Issues Brief e-Newsletter – Issues Brief is published monthly by the City of Yakima Community Relations Office.

Yakima Transit to Receive CARES Act Funding

Yakima Transit will receive more than $6 million in federal funds through a Coronavirus Aid, Relief, and Economic Security (CARES) grant. Yakima Transit is slated to receive $6,268,035 in funding from the Federal Transit Administration as part of the CARES Act, which is in place to assist with economic impacts due to COVID-19. “This money … Continued

Yakima City Council May 5th Regular Meeting Review

The Yakima City Council held a regular meeting yesterday, Tuesday, May 5th. Action taken by the Council yesterday included: Issuing a “Do Something Good For Your Neighbor Day” Proclamation Receiving a COVID-19 update Extending the Mayoral Proclamation declaring an emergency due to COVID-19 Approving a draft letter of support for Yakima Neighborhood Health Services The … Continued