Harman Center Resumes Health, Wellness Classes

Health and wellness classes resume Monday, October 19th, at the City of Yakima Harman Center. “It is exciting to be able to bring back these classes for our community,” said Recreation Program Supervisor Leslie Richards. “We have missed our seniors and I know they have missed us here at the Harman Center as well.” Classes … Continued

Traffic Signal Installation Planned at 64th Avenue and Ahtanum Road

Traffic restrictions will be in place at the intersection of 64th Avenue and Ahtanum Road due to installation of a new traffic signal and other improvements. Starting tomorrow, Tuesday, traffic through the intersection will be limited to one lane during the project hours of 7:30 am to 3:00 pm each work day. There are 45 … Continued

2020 Yakima Irrigation Season ends October 15th

Thursday, October 15th marks the end of another irrigation season for the vast majority of the residential and business customers served by the City of Yakima’s irrigation system.  That’s the day that the system operated by the City’s Water/Irrigation Division will be shut off until next spring. The few other irrigation systems in the area … Continued

Yakima City Council October 6th Regular Meeting Review

The Yakima City Council held a regular meeting yesterday, Tuesday, October 6th. Action taken by the Council yesterday included: Approving an extension of Mayoral Proclamation declaring an emergency order due to COVID-19 Recognizing Yakima Police Department Officer Frank Bowersox for 30 years of service Repealing the City Council’s temporary moratorium staying the issuance of citations … Continued

Yakima City Council Extends Emergency Declaration Due to COVID-19

During its regular meeting tonight, Tuesday, October 6th, the Yakima City Council extended an emergency proclamation due to COVID-19. Council’s action extends the declaration through Tuesday, November 3rd. The declaration enables the City to potentially be eligible for state and federal assistance needed to meet costs associated with the COVID-19 emergency and to make purchases … Continued

City of Yakima 2020 Budget Earns Award

The City of Yakima’s 2020 budget has earned the Distinguished Budget Presentation Award from the Government Finance Officers Association (GFOA). The 2020 budget received the honor for comprehensive planning, financial integrity and effective communication. “Our budget is the communications bridge between residents, City Council members, and the many City employees who take the budget numbers … Continued

October 2020 Issues Brief e-Newsletter

Click the following link for the October 2020 City of Yakima Issues Brief e-Newsletter – Articles for this month’s issue include progress on the City’s Cowiche Canyon Trail project, COVID-19 precautions at Yakima Air Terminal-McAllister Field, the Yakima Police Department accepting original (new) concealed pistol license applications and fire safety tips from Yakima Fire Department … Continued

Yakima City Council Study Sessions for 2021 Budget

The Yakima City Council will conduct four study sessions during the next two weeks for the 2021 budget. The purpose of the study sessions is to evaluate city service levels within forecasted city revenues. The City of Yakima is committed to keeping citizens informed. The budget sessions will be held from 9:00 am to 11:00 … Continued

Yakima City Council October 6th Regular Meeting Preview

The Yakima City Council will hold a regular meeting at 5:30 pm on Tuesday, October 6th, in Council Chambers at Yakima City Hall, 129 North 2nd Street. Agenda items for the October 6th regular meeting include: A resolution approving extension of Mayoral Proclamation declaring an emergency order, if the Mayor issues a proclamation extending the … Continued