Harman Center Closes March 4-9 for Cleaning

The City of Yakima’s Harman Center will be closed next week from March 4th through March 9th for an annual deep cleaning. “The building gets a lot of use and it’s time for a spring cleaning,” said Recreation Program Supervisor Leslie Richards. Work will include dusting fixtures, cleaning window blinds, carpet cleaning and pressure-washing the … Continued

Overnight Closure Planned for 3rd Ave and Pine St Intersection

The intersection of 3rd Avenue and Pine Street will be closed to traffic overnight this Friday, March 1st, for work to replace a trolley pole. The following closures will be in effect during scheduled work hours of 12:00 am to 6:00 am so contractors can replace the pole, which was damaged in January: Drivers are … Continued

Project to Close Section of S. 7th Street

South 7th Street will be closed to southbound traffic tomorrow, Wednesday, Feb. 28th, between Yakima Avenue and East Chestnut Avenue. The closure is required for a tree stump removal project during scheduled work hours of 7:00 am to 3:00 pm tomorrow. Access to homes and businesses in the project area will be maintained as best … Continued

City Begins Yard Waste Collection March 1

Yard waste collection in the City of Yakima will begin Friday, March 1st. The City’s Refuse Division will provide weekly yard waste pick-up from March 1st through November 30th. “Please have the green yard waste cart available by 6:00 a.m. on the curb on the day of scheduled pick-up,” said Communications & Public Affairs Director … Continued

Online Utility Payment Transition Extended

City of Yakima Utility Services’ transition to Paymentus for online payments is tentatively scheduled to begin in mid-March. The City originally planned to transition from its current online payment provider, Invoice Cloud, to Paymentus this month, but that process is now extended into March. “Customers can continue to log in to Invoice Cloud and pay … Continued

Yakima City Council Feb. 20th Regular Meeting Review

The Yakima City Council held a regular meeting on Tuesday, February 20th. Action taken during the Council meeting included: Click the following to watch on-demand Y-PAC coverage of the February 20th Council meeting – Yakima City Council 02-20-24 (yakimawa.gov) The February 20th Yakima City Council regular meeting airs on Yakima Public Affairs Channel (Y-PAC), Charter … Continued

Clean City Program Reports Progress in 2023

Responding to more than 2,200 graffiti incidents, contacting more than 3,700 individuals experiencing homelessness and clearing more than 183 tons of garbage were some of the City of Yakima Clean City Program activities in 2023. The Yakima City Council received updates on the program in the agenda packet for its meeting on Tuesday, February 20th. … Continued

Yakima City Council Feb. 20th Regular Meeting Preview

The Yakima City Council will hold a regular meeting at 5:30 pm on Tuesday, February 20th, 2024. Agenda items for the February 20th regular meeting include: Click the following link for the entire February 20th meeting agenda packet – NovusAGENDA The meeting will be held via Zoom and in person at Yakima City Hall, 129 … Continued

City of Yakima Plans Closures for Presidents Day

City of Yakima facilities will be closed Monday, February 19th, for Presidents Day. That includes City Hall, Y-PAC, Public Works, and Parks and Recreation offices. Business offices for the Police and Fire Departments will be closed. Emergency services will remain available. Yakima Municipal Court will be closed. Yakima Transit will not provide bus service Monday … Continued

Urban Area Comp Plan Amendment Process Opens February 28th

Under the Washington State Growth Management Act, local governments in the state have to adopt, regularly amend, and periodically update an Urban Area Comprehensive Plan. The plan helps guide long-range land use policy in urban areas by establishing a community vision for effectively managing growth over a twenty-year period. Adopted by the Yakima City Council … Continued