Yakima Health District News Release – COVID-19 Vaccine Distribution Efforts Continue in Yakima County

Yakima County continues to receive additional doses of COVID-19 vaccines. As of January 26, 2020, local partners have administered COVID-19 vaccine to 11,082 individuals. 1,988 of those have received their 2nd dose. These numbers do not include doses that have been administered to staff and residents of long-term care facilities through the Federal Pharmacy Partnership. … Continued

City Council to Consider Property Maintenance Code Revisions

During its regular meeting on Tuesday, February 2nd, the Yakima City Council will consider adopting the 2018 International Property Maintenance Code (IPMC). The City’s Codes Division is requesting Council adopt the IPMC, including amendments reflecting local changes to that code, in the interest of public health and safety. The City of Yakima welcomes comment on … Continued

Yakima City Council January 19th Regular Meeting Review

The Yakima City Council held a regular meeting yesterday, Tuesday, January 19th. Action taken by the Council yesterday included: Receiving a COVID-19 update Entering into an agreement with Yakima County Development Association (YCDA) to provide $266,406.76 in Community Development Block Grant funds to microenterprises in the city affected by COVID-19 Re-instating public comment on City … Continued

Yakima Airport Receives New Aircraft Rescue and Firefighting Apparatus

Yakima Air Terminal-McAllister Field (YKM) is now home to a new Aircraft Rescue and Fire Fighting (ARFF) apparatus. The apparatus’ purchase price is $760,898, with another $208,000 required for apparatus items such as hoses, nozzles, first aid kits, radios, data terminals and firefighter Personal Protective Equipment suits. “No local tax dollars or City of Yakima … Continued

Yakima City Council January 19th Regular Meeting Preview

The Yakima City Council will hold a regular meeting at 5:30 pm on Tuesday, January 19th in Council Chambers at Yakima City Hall, 129 North 2nd Street. Agenda items for the January 19th regular meeting include: Receiving a COVID-19 update Recognizing the retirement of City Attorney Jeffrey R. Cutter and his 23 years of service … Continued

City Plans Closures for Martin Luther King Jr. Day

Many of the City of Yakima’s non-emergency services will be closed Monday, January 18th for Martin Luther King Jr. Day. Yakima Transit will not provide bus service Monday. City of Yakima garbage pick-up service will continue as scheduled Monday. The City’s Refuse Division asks customers to have their carts set out at the curb by … Continued

Jan. 2021 Issues Brief e-Newsletter

This month’s issue includes City of Yakima snow removal policies and tips, Yakima firefighters receiving their COVID-19 vaccines, an update on the Miller Park improvement project and the year 2020 in photos. Issues Brief is published monthly by the City of Yakima Community Relations Office.

Yakima City Council January 5th Regular Meeting Review

The Yakima City Council held a regular meeting yesterday, Tuesday, January 5th. Action taken by the Council yesterday included: Issuing a Martin Luther King Jr. Week Proclamation Receiving an analysis report on Washington Fruit Community Center Receiving a report on the second round of Community Development Block Grant COVID Fund program expenditures Directing City staff … Continued

City Council Extends Emergency Declaration due to COVID-19

During its regular meeting tonight, Tuesday, January 5th, the Yakima City Council extended an emergency proclamation due to COVID-19. Council’s action extends the declaration through Tuesday, February 2nd. 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