Yakima City Council November 1st Regular Meeting Preview

The Yakima City Council will hold a regular meeting at 5:30 pm on Monday, November 1st, via Zoom. Agenda items for the November 1st regular meeting include: Resolution adopting the Pedestrian Master Plan Public hearings/ordinances to increase refuse and stormwater taxes First public hearing on the 2022 Preliminary Budget Public hearing/ordinance for Ad Valorem Taxes … Continued

City of Yakima Unemployment Rate Hits Record Low

The city of Yakima’s unemployment rate for September 2021 was 3.9 percent. That is a record low for the city, according to State of Washington Employment Security Department numbers dating back to 1990. “Continued job growth in the city of Yakima is a positive sign for our local economy,” said Communications & Public Affairs Director … Continued

Water Project to Impact Traffic, Residents on South 18th Street

A project to replace existing water main and water utility services will restrict traffic on a section of South 18th Street on Wednesday, October 27th. Total Site Services, Inc. of Richland will be making final water line connections in the intersection of South 18th Street and East Viola Avenue on Wednesday. South 18th Street will … Continued

Yakima Health District Encourages Safe Halloween Celebrations

The Yakima Health District would like to encourage community members to safelycelebrate Halloween this year. COVID-19 remains to be widespread in our community andimplementing public health recommendations when participating in Halloween activities is crucial toour community’s health and well-being. Community members are encouraged to evaluate their risktolerance given the fact that as of October 21, … Continued

Yakima Health District News Release: COVID-19 Outbreaks in Yakima County

COVID-19 outbreaks continue to occur in Yakima County, especially in congregateliving facilities. On October 20, 2021, there were 16 active COVID outbreaks in Yakima County, ofwhich, five are from assisted living facilities and five are from long term care facilities. The other sixoutbreaks are from an addiction treatment center, a jail, a wildfire camp, a … Continued

Yakima City Council Oct. 19th Regular Meeting Review

The Yakima City Council held a regular meeting on Tuesday, October 19th. Action taken by the Council included: Creating a new city board to overlook sustainability and the adverse effects of climate change Adopting Yakima Transit’s Transit Development Plan for 2021-26 and 2020 annual report Approving an ordinance governing the spread of human cremains in … Continued

Project to Impact Traffic on South 1st Street

A gas main installation project will impact traffic on a section of South 1st Street during overnight hours for the rest of this week. Brothers Construction will need to cross South 1st Street at Ranchrite Road (just south of Nob Hill Boulevard) to install an 8-inch high pressure gas main for Cascade Natural Gas. As … Continued

Yakima City Council October 19th Regular Meeting Preview

The Yakima City Council will hold a regular meeting at 5:30 pm on Tuesday, October 19th, via Zoom. Agenda items for the October 19th regular meeting include: The Henry Beauchamp Community Center Report Creation of a new City board to overlook sustainability and adverse effects of climate change Set Nov. 1st and 16th as public … Continued