Holiday Closures Planned for Veterans Day

Many of the City of Yakima’s facilities will be closed Thursday, November 11th, in observance of the Veterans Day holiday. That includes City Hall, Y-PAC, and Parks and Recreation offices. Business offices for the Police and Fire Departments will be closed. Emergency services will remain available. In addition, the City’s Harman Center will be closed … Continued

Downtown Yakima Parade Will Honor Veterans

The Yakima community will honor its veterans and all U.S. military veterans by staging the 2021 Veterans Day Parade in Downtown Yakima on Thursday, November 11th. The parade is sponsored annually by the Veterans of Foreign Wars – Post 379. The parade will begin at 10:45 am at the intersection of Yakima Avenue and 6th … Continued

Water Main Repairs to Restrict Traffic on North 16th Avenue

Water service repairs will result in traffic restrictions this week on North 16th Avenue between Lincoln Avenue and Summitview Avenue on Tuesday and Wednesday, November 9th and 10th, as well as Friday, November 12th. Work on the project will begin at 7:00 am and last until 3:30 pm each day. Traffic will be limited to … Continued

Survey Seeks Input on WFCC Programs

Yakima Parks and Recreation wants to hear from the community about programs and activities at Washington Fruit Community Center (WFCC), 602 N. 4th St. at Miller Park. Parks and Recreation staff recently mailed a WFCC newsletter in English and Spanish to residents in the Miller Park area with updates about programs and activities at the … Continued

Second Count of General Election Returns Released

The second count of returns from the 2021 General Election have been released by the Yakima County Auditor’s office. Yakima County uses an all-mail-in voting system, so ballots that were postmarked before midnight on November 2nd are still considered valid for the General Election. In the race in Yakima City Council District 2, Danny Herrera … Continued

City Offers One-Stop Site for Housing Information

The City of Yakima’s housing action plan, results of a housing survey and monthly statistics for building permits issued and new residential units completed are just a few of the links on the Planning Division’s recently updated housing information page at Housing Information | Planning Division ( The page also includes links to quarterly housing … Continued

Yakima Health District News Release: COVID-19 Testing Sites Updated Hours and Closures for November 2021

All three community-based testing sites will be closed on Thursday, November 25th, due to the holiday. Additionally, the Yakima State Fair testing site will have closures throughout the month due to events occurring at the State Fair Park and will have updated hours one week. Individuals are encouraged to visit Yakima County COVID-19 Testing Sites … Continued

First Batch of General Election Returns Released

The first returns of the 2021 General Election have given an indication of which candidates are likely to be elected to the three open Yakima City Council seats on this year’s ballot. The Yakima County Auditor’s office conducts only one count of ballots on election night and, consequently, issues just one set of returns.  The … Continued

Yakima City Council Nov. 1st Regular Meeting Review

The Yakima City Council held a regular meeting on Monday, November 1st. Action taken by the Council included: Issuing a Family Court Awareness Month Proclamation Approving a refuse tax increase Authorizing a collective bargaining agreement with American Federation of State, County and Municipal Employees Local 1122 Discussing 2022 state and federal legislative priorities The November … Continued

Nov. 2021 Issues Brief e-Newsletter

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