Yakima City Council June 15th Regular Meeting Review

The Yakima City Council held a regular meeting yesterday, Tuesday, June 15th. Action taken by the Council yesterday included: Recognizing the retirement of Joe Rosenlund, Streets and Traffic Operations Division Manager, for 12 years of service Approving an additional tourism promotion charge of $2 per night of lodging stay. Directing staff to create a proposal … Continued

Proposed Pump Track Focus of Feedback Session

The proposed Randall Park South Pump Track will be the focus of a community feedback session next Tuesday, June 22nd, at 6:30 pm on the south side of Randall Park, 48th and Washington Avenue. Click the following link for a poster about the feedback session – The poster includes a QR code with a bike … Continued

Signal Upgrades to Impact 2nd Street and Staff Sgt. Pendleton Way

Traffic will be restricted at the intersection of 2nd Street and Staff Sgt. Pendleton Way on Wednesday morning, June 16th, for traffic signal improvements. Traffic at the intersection will be restricted to one lane in each direction during the project work hours of 8:00 am to 12:00 pm on Wednesday. Temporary stop signs will be … Continued

Yakima Airport Offers Summer Travel Tips

With the pandemic easing and an increase in travel, officials with Yakima Air Terminal-McAllister Field encourage the public to plan ahead, pack smart, arrive early, and fly healthy before flying this summer. “It is exciting to see an uptick in summer travel compared to last year as most of our aircraft are relatively full,” said … Continued

Ribbon Cutting to mark MLK Jr. Park Improvements

A community partnership to improve the City of Yakima’s Martin Luther King Jr. Park will be celebrated during a ribbon cutting ceremony at 2:00 pm on Thursday, June 17th. Park improvements completed last September, spearheaded by Downtown Yakima Rotary Past President Eric Silvers, are together valued at more than $160,000. They include a new 576 … Continued

Summer 2021 Bus Book Now Available

Yakima Transit has issued its new Summer 2021 Bus Book. It shows City bus routes, schedules, maps, fares, and helpful information on services such as Dial-A-Ride, Vanpool, and Bikes on the Bus. The Summer 2021 Bus Book is available at Yakima City Hall, 129 N. 2nd Street; the City’s Public Works Administration Building, 2301 Fruitvale … Continued

Yakima City Council June 15th Regular Meeting Preview

The Yakima City Council will hold a regular meeting via Zoom at 5:30 pm on Tuesday, June 15th. Agenda items for the June 15th regular meeting include: Juneteenth Freedom Week Proclamation 2020 Water Quality Report Discussion regarding City Council Rules of Procedures for appointing Council members to outside boards Regional Fire Authority presentation Click the … Continued

Water Project to Impact Traffic, Residents on East Viola Avenue

A project to replace an existing water main and water utility services will close a section of East Viola Avenue to traffic beginning Monday, June 14th. The project includes replacing an aging water line and water services along East Viola Avenue between South Fair Avenue and Rudkin Road. Total Site Services, Inc. of Richland will … Continued

Schedule set for Wash. Fruit Community Center Listening Session, Tour

Two tour opportunities, a listening session and a brief presentation are scheduled for an event next Monday, June 14th, at Washington Fruit Community Center. The Washington Fruit Community Center Listening Session/Tour schedule includes: Tours from 6:00 to 6:30 pm Presentation and listening session from 6:30 pm to 7:30 pm Tours and informal discussion from 7:30 … Continued