Yakima City Council Jan. 4th, 2022 Regular Meeting Preview

The Yakima City Council will hold a regular meeting at 5:30 pm on Tuesday, January 4th, 2022. Agenda items for the January 4th regular meeting include: Oath of Office for newly elected Council members Election of Mayor Election of Assistant Mayor Discussion regarding in-person meetings or Zoom-only meetings Click the following link for the entire … Continued

Christmas Tree Disposal Options are Available

With the holiday season winding down, the City of Yakima does offer city residents an option for Christmas tree disposal. “If you would like our refuse drivers to pick your tree up from your home, please call the Refuse Division at 509-575-6005 to set an appointment,” said Solid Waste Manager Loretta Zammarchi. The cost is … Continued

City of Yakima Plans Holiday Closures

City of Yakima offices will be closed Friday, December 24th, and Friday, December 31st, in observance of the Christmas and New Year’s Day holidays. Business offices for the Police and Fire Departments will be closed. Emergency services will remain available. Yakima Transit will provide reduced service Friday, December 24th, and December 31st. On those dates, Yakima … Continued

City of Yakima 2021 Budget Earns Award

The City of Yakima’s 2021 budget has earned the Distinguished Budget Presentation Award from the Government Finance Officers Association (GFOA). The 2021 budget received the honor for comprehensive planning, financial integrity and effective communication. This marks the second consecutive year the City of Yakima has received the Distinguished Budget Presentation Award. “This award represents a … Continued

Assistant Mayor Holly Cousens Earns Certificate of Municipal Leadership

City of Yakima Assistant Mayor Holly Cousens recently received a Certificate of Municipal Leadership from the Association of Washington Cities (AWC). AWC’s Certificate of Municipal Leadership (CML) program recognizes city and town elected officials for accomplishing training in four core areas: Roles, responsibilities and legal requirements Public sector resource management Community planning and development Effective … Continued

YFD News Release: Plan ahead for phase out of 3G networks

Click the following link for a Yakima Fire Department news release about the upcoming phase out of 3G networks – https://yakimafire.com/plan-ahead-for-phase-out-of-3g-networks/ The release includes links to Federal Communications Commission (FCC) programs that may be able to assist consumers in connecting to phone, internet and broadband services. It also includes the FCC’s consumer guide about the 3G … Continued

Water Line Project Continues on Washington Ave

A continuing water line project will result in traffic restrictions at the intersection of Washington Avenue and South 16th Avenue on Thursday, December 16th, and Friday, December 17th.   Work on the project will begin at 7:00 am and last until 3:30 pm both days. City of Yakima water customers in the project area can … Continued

Yakima City Council Dec. 14th Regular Meeting Review

The Yakima City Council held a regular meeting on Tuesday, December 14th. Action taken by the Council included: Administering Oaths of Office to Judge Woodward and Judge Olwell Issuing a Homeless Persons Memorial Proclamation Recognizing outgoing Council members Funk, Hill and White The December 14th Yakima City Council regular meeting airs on Yakima Public Affairs … Continued

Public Works Facility Hosts Letters to Santa

Yakima Parks and Recreation is offering its second annual drive-thru Letters to Santa event at the City’s Public Works facility this Sunday, December 19th, from 5:00 pm to 6:30 pm. The free event will feature music, Yakima Christmas Trucks, as well as a special mailbox for letters to Santa. Lighted features will also include Christmas-themed … Continued

Yakima City Council Dec. 14th Regular Meeting Preview

The Yakima City Council will hold a regular meeting at 5:30 pm on Tuesday, December 14th, via Zoom. Agenda items for the December 14th regular meeting include: Administration of Oaths of Office to Judge Woodward and Judge Olwell Homeless Persons Memorial Proclamation Recognition of outgoing Council members Funk, Hill and White Click the following link … Continued