July 2021 Issues Brief e-Newsletter

Click the following link for the July 2021 City of Yakima Issues Brief e-Newsletter – Issues Brief is published monthly by the City of Yakima Community Relations Office.

Yakima City Council July 6th Regular Meeting Review

The Yakima City Council held a regular meeting yesterday, Tuesday, July 6th. Action taken by the Council yesterday included: Recognizing the retirement of Police Officer Darryl Henning for 31 years of service Directing staff to bring back a proposed charter amendment to remove Council members for failure to attend City Council meetings Hiring a grant … Continued

City of Yakima Municipal Court Offers Payment Drop Box

The City of Yakima Municipal Court recently installed a payment drop box for court payments. It is located outside the main entrance of the Richard A. Zais Jr. Center for Law and Justice, 200 South 3rd Street. “We implemented the drop box as an option for the public so they do not have to wait … Continued

Asphalt Restoration Work to Restrict Traffic on Tieton Drive

Asphalt restoration work will result in traffic restrictions on Tieton Drive between 32nd Avenue and 29th Avenue starting tomorrow Wednesday, July 7h through Thursday July 8th. Work on the project will begin each day at 7:00 am and last until 3:30 pm. Traffic will be limited to one lane in both directions in the project … Continued

WSDOT News Release: Pave the way for future improvements on West Powerhouse Road in Yakima by completing a survey

West Powerhouse Road in Yakima is a vital corridor that parallels US 12 connecting Gleed, Naches and Yakima to west Yakima shopping centers and many agricultural areas. The Yakima Valley Conference of Governments, City of Yakima, Yakima County and Washington State Department of Transportation are conducting a corridor study to identify locations in need of improvement … Continued

Yakima City Council July 6th Regular Meeting Preview

The Yakima City Council will hold a regular meeting at 5:30 pm on Tuesday, July 6th in Council Chambers at Yakima City Hall, 129 North 2nd Street. Agenda items for the July 6th regular meeting include: An Apple Award presentation to Police Sergeant Ritch Fowler Discussion regarding the hours of City-approved cruise events Staff recommendation … Continued

Closures Planned for July 4th Holiday

Many of the City of Yakima’s facilities will be closed next Monday, July 5th, in observance of Independence Day on Sunday, July 4th. That includes City Hall, Y-PAC, Public Works, the Harman Center, and Parks and Recreation offices. Business offices for the Police and Fire Departments will be closed. Emergency services will remain available. Yakima … Continued

Free Concerts, Movies Return to Yakima Parks

After a year’s hiatus due to COVID-19 closures, City of Yakima parks will be alive with the sound of music and movies during three different series this summer. “The idea is to encourage families to bring blankets or lawn chairs and enjoy the free concerts and films outdoors,” said Parks & Recreation Manager Ken Wilkinson. … Continued