Options Available for Graffiti Abatement

The City of Yakima seeks the community’s assistance while working toward a solution to the current graffiti problem. “There is no question that graffiti, especially gang graffiti, drives violent crime,” said Yakima Police Chief Matthew Murray. “Graffiti is one of the primary forms of communication among rival gangs. It can often predict when the next … Continued

Opciones Disponibles Para la Eliminación de Grafiti

La Ciudad de Yakima busca la ayuda de la comunidad mientras trabaja hacia una solución al problema actual del grafiti. “No hay duda alguna que el grafiti, en particular el grafiti pandillero, atribuye a crímenes violentos,” declaro el Jefe de Policía Matthew Murray. “El grafiti es una de las principales formas de comunicación entre las … Continued

Water Treatment Plant Earns Outstanding Performance Honor

The City of Yakima Water Treatment Plant is earning statewide praise as it received the Gold Certificate of Achievement for 10 years of outstanding performance. It was presented by the Washington State Department of Health (DOH) Office of Drinking Water for meeting the high standards of DOH’s Treatment Optimization Program for 10 continuous years, 2010-2019. … Continued

Yakima City Council August 18th Regular Meeting Review

The Yakima City Council held a regular meeting yesterday, Tuesday, August 18th. Action taken by the Council yesterday included: Receiving a COVID-19 update Retirement recognition of Helen A. Harvey, Senior Assistant City Attorney, for 25 years of service to the City of Yakima Approving an ordinance amending a Development Agreement concerning property at 3111 Tieton … Continued

Tree Removal to Close Sections of 6th Street, D Street

A tree removal project will close portions of 6th Street and D Street tomorrow, Wednesday, August 19th. During the project work hours of 6:30 am to 12:00 pm tomorrow, 6th Street will be closed between East Lincoln Avenue and E Street. D Street will be closed between Naches Avenue and 7th Street. Flaggers will be … Continued

One-Way Streets Planned Near Hoover Elementary School

Effective Friday, August 21st, South 4th Avenue and South 6th Avenue will be one-way streets in the vicinity of Hoover Elementary School. South 4th Avenue will be one-way southbound between Viola Avenue and Logan Avenue. South 6th Avenue will be one-way northbound between Logan Avenue and Viola Avenue. Intersections where those streets intersect will become … Continued

Pavement Markings to Impact Traffic on Yakima Avenue

Traffic on a section of Yakima Avenue will be impacted Tuesday and Wednesday mornings, August 18th and August 19th, for a project to paint pavement markings on the roadway. The City of Yakima’s Traffic Division will paint pavement markings on Yakima Avenue from 7th Avenue to 8th Street between 5:30 am and 11:00 am both … Continued

Yakima City Council August 18th Regular Meeting Preview

The Yakima City Council will hold a regular meeting at 5:30 pm on Tuesday, August 18th, in Council Chambers at Yakima City Hall, 129 North 2nd Street. Agenda items for the August 18th regular meeting include: Receiving a COVID-19 update Reviewing the Downtown Association of Yakima’s 2019 Year-End Report Holding a public hearing at 6:00 … Continued

Project to Close Intersection of 80th Avenue and Zier Road

The intersection of 80th Avenue and Zier Road will be closed to traffic for 11 days while City of Yakima crews replace and widen the roadway. The closure will be in effect 24/7 starting Monday, August 17th, and continuing through Thursday, August 27th. Flaggers will be on site to help drivers access homes and businesses … Continued

Volunteer Opportunities on City Boards, Committees and Commissions

The Yakima City Council is seeking volunteers interested in serving on City of Yakima boards, committees, and commissions. The Community Review Board and Tree City USA Board each have one available position.  There are two vacant youth positions on the Community Integration Committee. The Board of Appeals and Henry Beauchamp Advisory Committee each currently have … Continued