Pit bull ban repeal takes effect Sept. 23rd

A long-standing ban on pit bull dogs in the city of Yakima will be lifted effective this Sunday, September 23rd. During its meeting on August 21st, the Yakima City Council repealed Municipal Code Chapter 6.18 that banned pit bull dogs. Prior to that, the Council previously amended Municipal Code 6.20, which added language regarding dangerous and potentially dangerous dogs.  … Continued

Sunfair Parade Kicks Off Fair Season in Yakima

For the 57th year in a row, the Yakima Sunfair Parade will follow its familiar route of more than one-and-a-half miles through Downtown Yakima on Saturday, September 22nd.  The parade is expected to include more than 300 participants as it makes its way down Yakima Avenue from 16th Avenue to Naches Avenue. It is estimated … Continued

Yakima City Council September 18th Regular Meeting Review

The Yakima City Council held a regular meeting yesterday, Tuesday, September 18th. Action by the Council on September 18th included: Reading a Hispanic Heritage Month proclamation. Receiving the Council Economic Development Committee report regarding main street revitalization. Receiving a presentation on the Larson Gallery’s capital campaign to fund the Larson Gallery West Campus. Adopting Yakima … Continued

Yakima Transit Providing Free Shuttle Bus Service to the Fair

Yakima Transit will provide free shuttle bus service to the Central Washington State Fair throughout its 10-day run. Shuttle buses will run continuously from two locations at Gateway Center (home to Target, Big Lots! and other stores). One is the Park and Ride location at Gateway Center. The other shuttle stop is between the two … Continued

September 2018 City of Yakima Issues Brief e-Newsletter

Click on the following link to see the September 2018 City of Yakima Issues Brief e-Newsletter – September 2018 Issues Brief The September 2018 City of Yakima Issues Brief e-Newsletter includes articles, photos and links. The City of Yakima Issues Brief e-Newsletter is a monthly publication of the City of Yakima Community Relations Office.

Yakima City Council September 18th Regular Meeting Preview

The Yakima City Council will hold its next regular meeting at 6:00 pm on Tuesday, September 18th in Council Chambers at Yakima City Hall, 129 North 2nd Street. Agenda items for the September 18th regular meeting include: Reading a Hispanic Heritage Month proclamation. Receiving the Council Economic Development Committee report regarding main street revitalization. Receiving … Continued

Yakima Parks and Recreation Issues Fall Program Guide

An introduction to skiing/snowboarding, a Halloween egg hunt, and an adult co-ed dodge ball tournament are just some of the activities in the Fall 2018 Program Guide recently published by the City of Yakima’s Parks and Recreation Department. The guide covers Parks and Recreation programs scheduled through the end of this year and into early … Continued

Yakima City Council September 11th Regular Meeting Review

The Yakima City Council held a regular meeting yesterday, Tuesday, September 11th. Action by the Council on September 11th included: Reading a Patriot Day proclamation. Authorizing an agreement with the Yakima Lions Club for the donation of $25,000 of playground equipment for Lions Park Receiving a 2nd Quarter 2018 Capital Improvement Projects Report. Establishing a … Continued

Yakima Air Terminal-McAllister Field to Host Full-Scale Exercise

Yakima Air Terminal-McAllister Field will be the site of a full-scale exercise from 8:00 am to 12:00 pm this coming Saturday, September 15th. The emergency scenario will simulate a Boeing 737 aircraft accident near the airport, west of Creekside West Bar & Grill. A passenger bus will be used to represent the downed aircraft. “The … Continued

Deadline Approaching for Sunfair Parade Entries

Plans are underway for the 58th annual Sunfair Parade on Saturday, September 22nd. More than 100 entries are anticipated for this year’s parade, said Brian Campfield, president of the Yakima Sunfair Festival Association. Yakima County Sheriff Brian Winter will serve as the parade’s Grand Marshal. “We’ll accept up to 125 applications,” Campfield said. “The deadline … Continued