Selection of New City Clerk Announced

Yakima City Manager Bob Harrison announced today that longtime City employee Rosalinda Ibarra has been selected to fill the position of city clerk once the current city clerk, Sonya Claar Tee, retires in June. “Rosalinda has been an outstanding part of the City team for many years,” said Harrison.  “The city clerk position is a … Continued

Clean City Program Reports Progress in 2022

Responding to more than 3,400 graffiti incidents, contacting more than 7,500 individuals experiencing homelessness and clearing more than 170 tons of garbage were some of the City of Yakima Clean City Program activities in 2022. The Yakima City Council received updates on the program in the agenda packet for its meeting on Tuesday, March 7th. … Continued

City Seeks Comment on Housing Fund Allocation Plan

The City of Yakima was awarded $1,822,807 in Home Investment Partnership Program-American Rescue Plan (HOME-ARP) funds in a one-time allocation from the U.S. Department of Housing and Urban Development (HUD). In response, the City has developed a draft allocation plan as required by HUD in order to receive HOME-ARP funds. The grant is available to … Continued

Water Line Work to Close Section of Castlevale Road

Water line work will close a section of Castlevale Road on Thursday, March 9th, 2023. Castlevale Road will be closed to thru traffic between North 24th Avenue and North 25th Avenue. Work on the project will start at 7:00 am and last until 3:30 pm. Local access to residents and businesses will be maintained. Emergency … Continued

Yakima City Council March 7th Regular Meeting Review

The Yakima City Council held a regular meeting on Tuesday, March 7th. Action taken during the Council meeting included: Click the following to watch on-demand Y-PAC coverage of the March 7th Council meeting – Yakima City Council ( The March 7th Yakima City Council regular meeting airs on Yakima Public Affairs Channel (Y-PAC), Charter Spectrum … Continued

Water line Work to Restrict Traffic on N. 16th Ave

Water line work will result in traffic restrictions on North 16th Avenue between McKinley Avenue and Garfield Avenue on Monday and Tuesday, March 6th and 7th. Work on the project will begin at 7:00 am and last until 3:30 pm each day. Traffic will be limited to one lane in both directions in the project … Continued

Yakima City Council March 7th Regular Meeting Preview

The Yakima City Council will hold a regular meeting at 5:30 pm on Tuesday, March 7th, 2023. Agenda items for the March 7th regular meeting include: Click the following link for the entire March 7th meeting agenda packet – NovusAGENDA The meeting will be held at Yakima City Hall, 129 N. 2nd Street. Live public … Continued

March 2023 Issues Brief e-Newsletter

Click the following for the City of Yakima’s March 2023 Issues Brief e-newsletter – Issues Brief is published monthly by the City of Yakima Community Relations Office.