City Seeks Input on Pedestrian Master Plan

A draft of the City of Yakima’s first pedestrian master plan is now available for review by the community. The entire 103-page document can be found at Yakima-Pedestrian-Master-Plan-Design-Guide_-Public-Draft_20210915-2.pdf ( Comments about the draft can be submitted by e-mailing The City of Yakima Planning Division asks that all comments be submitted by October 4th. The … Continued

Yakima City Council September 21st Regular Meeting Preview

The Yakima City Council will hold a regular meeting at 5:30 pm on Tuesday, September 21st, via Zoom. Agenda items for the September 21st regular meeting include: Hispanic Heritage Month proclamation Introduction of Public Safety Communications Manager Erica McNamara Ordinance adding Chapter 3.124, Additional Sales and Use Tax for Housing and Related Services, to the … Continued

Volunteer Opportunities on City Committees and Commissions

The Yakima City Council is seeking volunteers interested in serving on City of Yakima boards, committees, and commissions. The Yakima Housing Authority, Historic Preservation Commission and Arts Commission each have one vacancy. The Community Integration Committee has two positions available and two youth position vacancies. The Parks & Recreation Commission has two vacant positions and … Continued

Projects to Impact 56th Avenue and Tieton Drive

Two projects will require traffic restrictions at the intersection of 56th Avenue and Tieton Drive Tomorrow, Thursday, September 16th, the City of Yakima Streets Division will lower manholes and water valves at the intersection. That work will require limiting traffic to one lane in each direction during the scheduled project work hours of 6:00 am … Continued

Free Community Cleanup Sept. 18th for Yakima Neighborhood

Residents in some areas of the City of Yakima will have the opportunity to help spruce up their neighborhood this Saturday, September 18th, during a free Community Cleanup event. Households located from 16th Avenue to 10th Avenue between Tieton Drive and Nob Hill Boulevard will have the opportunity to participate in a  free cleanup (see … Continued

Pavement Markings Project to Impact Traffic on Yakima Avenue

A pavement markings painting project will impact traffic on a section of Yakima Avenue for most of each morning Tuesday, Sep. 14th; Wednesday, Sep. 15th; and Thursday, Sep. 16th. As a result of the project, Yakima Avenue will be reduced to one lane in each direction from 7th Avenue to 8th Street during scheduled project … Continued

Washington Fruit Community Center Plans Events for Adults, Seniors

In addition to youth programs, such as Beyond the Bell, the City of Yakima’s Washington Fruit Community Center (WFCC) is planning activities for adults and senior citizens. From September 15th through October 14th, WFCC is hosting Zumba Gold classes for seniors each Wednesday and Thursday from 9:30 am to 10:30 am. Zumba Fitness classes for … Continued

Yakima Health District News Release – Yakima Health District Urges Community to Follow Recommendations for a Safer Community

The Yakima Health District (YHD) continues to monitor COVID-19 disease activity throughout the county closely. Disease activity has been increasing at a disturbing rate over the past few months, as have hospitalizations and deaths from COVID-19. On September 7th, Yakima County reported a case rate of 1,093 per 100,000. Yakima County’s highest case rate reported … Continued

El Distrito de Salud de Yakima Communicado de prensa – El Distrito de Salud de Yakima insta a la comunidad a seguir las recomendaciones para una comunidad más segura

El Distrito de Salud de Yakima continúa monitoreando de cerca la actividad de la enfermedad COVID-19 en todo el condado. La actividad de la enfermedad ha aumentado a un ritmo inquietante en los últimos meses, al igual que las hospitalizaciones y muertes por COVID-19. El 7 de septiembre, el condado de Yakima informó una tasa … Continued

Yakima City Council Sept. 7th Regular Meeting Review

The Yakima City Council held a regular meeting yesterday, Tuesday, September 7th. Action taken by the Council yesterday included: Discussing the use of American Rescue Plan Act funds Receiving an affordable housing report Amending the City Manager’s annual salary The September 7th Yakima City Council regular meeting will air on Yakima Public Affairs Channel (Y-PAC), … Continued