City Survey, Map Seeks Input on Pedestrian Access

The City of Yakima seeks community input on pedestrian access. As part of its Pedestrian Master Plan, the City has posted surveys in English and Spanish online asking for public input. Survey questions range from walking frequency and destinations in the City of Yakima, to barriers that prevent walking more often. Survey links: English: Spanish: … Continued

Harman Center Closed Due to COVID-19 Restrictions

The City of Yakima Harman Center is closed until further notice due to temporary restrictions on activities announced today, Sunday, by Gov. Jay Inslee. The restrictions are due to a recent spike in COVID-19 cases statewide. Click for details on the restrictions, which Inslee imposed for a period of four weeks. The Harman Center … Continued

Yakima Health District News Release – Additional Safety Measures Announced Statewide

Governor Inslee announced additional safety measures to be implemented beginning Monday, November 16 at 11:59 PM and will remain in effect until Monday, December 14. The modified restrictions of restaurants, however, will take effect Wednesday, November 18 at 12:01 AM. These additional safety measures were announced in response to dramatic increases in COVID-19 activity as … Continued

Yakima City Council November 17th Regular Meeting Preview

The Yakima City Council will hold a regular meeting at 5:30 pm on Tuesday, November 17th, in Council Chambers at Yakima City Hall, 129 North 2nd Street. Agenda items for the November 17th regular meeting include: A COVID-19 update A Small Business Saturday proclamation Considering a letter to Gov. Jay Inslee requesting inclusion of funding … Continued

Water Service Line Repairs to Restrict Traffic on North 3rd Street

Water service line repairs will result in traffic restrictions on North 3rd Street between Staff Sgt. Pendleton Way and East Martin Luther King Jr. Boulevard on Tuesday, November 10th.  Work on the project will begin Tuesday at 7:00 am and should be completed by 3:30 pm. Northbound lanes on North 3rd Street will be closed … Continued

Closures Planned for Veterans Day

Many of the City of Yakima’s services will be closed Wednesday, November 11th, in observance of the Veterans Day holiday. City departments such as services located at Yakima City Hall, the Public Works facility and the Y-PAC building will be closed Wednesday in observance of the holiday. Yakima Transit will not provide bus service on … Continued

Nov. 2020 Issues Brief e-Newsletter

Articles for this month’s issue include grants provided to small businesses for costs related to COVID-19, a campaign to promote City of Yakima drinking water, a Blue Star Memorial dedication, Toys for Tots toy drive at the Harman Center, a Yakama Cares grant for the Yakima Fire Department and an award for the City’s 2020 … Continued

Toys for Tots Drive Underway at Harman Center

A Toys for Tots Drive is now underway at the City of Yakima Harman Center, 101 N. 65th Avenue. The Harman Center is accepting toys through Monday, December 14th. “We are asking for donations of new, unwrapped toys to benefit the Toys for Tots program,” said Recreation Program Supervisor Leslie Richards. The Harman Center participates … Continued