Holiday Closures Planned for Presidents’ Day

Many of the City of Yakima’s non-emergency services will be closed Monday, February 15th for Presidents’ 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 6:00 am on … Continued

Tree Removal to Close Section of North 56th Avenue

A tree removal project will require closing North 56th Avenue to traffic tomorrow morning, Thursday, February 11th, between West Chestnut Avenue and Summitview Avenue. It is anticipated that section of North 56th Avenue will be closed from 8:30 am to 11:00 am for the tree removal project. Access will be maintained as much as possible … Continued

Urban Area Comp Plan Amendment Process Opens February 24th

Under the Washington State Growth Management Act, local governments in the state have to adopt, regularly amend, and periodically update an Urban Area Comprehensive Plan. The plan helps guide long-range land use policy in urban areas by establishing a community vision for effectively managing growth over a twenty-year period. Adopted by the Yakima City Council … Continued

Proceso de Enmienda al Plan Integral de Yakima Comienza el 24 de febrero

Bajo la ley estatal Growth Management Act, los gobiernos locales del estado deben adoptar, enmendar regularmente y actualizar periódicamente un Plan Integral del Área Urbana. El plan ayuda a orientar la política de uso terrenal a largo plazo en áreas urbanas al establecer una visión comunitaria para gestionar eficazmente el crecimiento durante un periodo de … Continued

Feb. 2021 Issues Brief e-Newsletter

This month’s issue includes information on a second round of grants the Yakima City Council approved to assist the city’s smallest businesses with expenses related to COVID-19, the return of public comment to City Council meetings on Zoom, a survey of housing needs, news from the Yakima Airport and much more. Issues Brief is published monthly … Continued

Project to Impact Traffic at 40th and Chestnut

Traffic will be restricted tomorrow, Thursday, at the intersection of 40th Avenue and Chestnut Avenue. Traffic will be reduced to one lane in each direction through the intersection from 9:00 am to 12:00 pm tomorrow so crews can repair a concrete barrier. Access will be maintained to homes and businesses in the project area. Emergency … Continued

Yakima City Council February 2nd Regular Meeting Review

The Yakima City Council held a regular meeting yesterday, Tuesday, February 2nd. Action taken by the Council yesterday included: Welcoming new City Attorney Sara Watkins. Receiving the Washington Fruit Community Center Proposed Operation Plan. Agreeing to resume Council study sessions and identifying a tentative schedule. The February 2nd Yakima City Council regular meeting will air … Continued

Mayor Patricia Byers Earns Certificate of Municipal Leadership

City of Yakima Mayor Patricia Byers recently received a Certificate of Municipal Leadership from the Association of Washington Cities (AWC). AWC’s Certificate of Municipal Leadership program recognizes city and town elected officials for accomplishing training in four core areas: Roles, responsibilities and legal requirements Public sector resource management Community planning and development Effective local leadership … Continued

City Council to Resume Study Sessions

The Yakima City Council has agreed to resume study sessions. Council members approved the move during their regular meeting last night, Tuesday, February 2nd. The schedule approved last night calls for study sessions at 5:00 pm on the second and fourth Tuesday of each month beginning next Tuesday, February 9th. Study sessions will include topics … Continued

City Council Approves Second Round of Small Business Grants

The Yakima City Council has approved $266,406 for a second round of assistance for micro-businesses (five or fewer employees) for reimbursement of expenses related to COVID-19. The application process for this second round is being finalized, with the program expected to launch the week of February 15th. A contract with the Yakima County Development Association … Continued