Yakima City Council December 1st Regular Meeting Preview

The Yakima City Council will hold a regular meeting at 5:30 pm on Tuesday, December 1st, in Council Chambers at Yakima City Hall, 129 North 2nd Street. Agenda items for the December 1st regular meeting include: A resolution approving extension of Mayoral Proclamation declaring an emergency order, if the Mayor issues a proclamation extending the … Continued

City of Yakima Closures Planned for Thanksgiving

Many of the City of Yakima’s services will be closed this Thursday and Friday, November 26th and 27th, for the Thanksgiving holiday. City departments such as services located at Yakima City Hall will be closed Thursday and Friday in observance of the holiday. Emergency services will remain available. Lions Pool will be closed Thanksgiving Day … Continued

Clean City Program Making Progress

Referring and placing 148 people in shelters, abating/cleaning approximately 6,000 incidents of graffiti, clearing nearly 60 tons of garbage and removing more than 900 grocery carts are some of the activities provided by the City of Yakima Clean City Program during the first nine months of 2020. The Yakima City Council received a report on … Continued

Keep Pet Safety in Mind during Cold Weather

With overnight temperatures well below freezing and colder weather on the way this winter, the City of Yakima Code Administration Division reminds the community to remember pet safety. In just the past month, for example, the Yakima Fire Department (YFD) responded to three shed fires that involved heat lamps used to keep animals warm. Three … Continued

Community Christmas Tree Arrives November 19th

Preparations are under way for the arrival of Yakima’s Community Christmas Tree tomorrow, Thursday, November 19th. The tree arrival at Millennium Plaza is estimated to be between 11:00 am and 12:00 pm tomorrow. The Downtown Association of Yakima (DAY) crew, with assistance from the City of Yakima, will secure a tree provided by a Yakima-area … Continued

Yakima City Council November 17th Regular Meeting Review

The Yakima City Council held a regular meeting yesterday, Tuesday, November 17th. Action taken by the Council yesterday included: Issuing a Small Business Saturday proclamation Approving a letter to Gov. Jay Inslee requesting inclusion of $625,000 in funding for Miller Park upgrades in the governor’s proposed capital budget for 2021-2022 Adopting Yakima Transit’s Transit Development … Continued

Water Line Work to Close Portion Of North 5th Avenue

Water line work will result in the closure of North 5th Avenue between West I Street and Fruitvale Boulevard starting Wednesday, November 18th through Friday, November 20th. Work on the project will begin at 7:00 am and last until 3:30 pm each day. Due to road hazards, North 5th Avenue will remain closed until work … Continued

City of Yakima Provides Facility Updates

The City of Yakima is updating the status of its facilities in the wake of restrictions announced yesterday, Sunday, by Gov. Jay Inslee. The restrictions, in place for four weeks, are due to a rapid spike of COVID-19 cases statewide. Updates include: The City of Yakima Municipal Court customer service window at the Richard A. … Continued

City Survey, Map Seeks Input on Pedestrian Access

The City of Yakima seeks community input on pedestrian access. As part of its Pedestrian Master Plan, the City has posted surveys in English and Spanish online asking for public input. Survey questions range from walking frequency and destinations in the City of Yakima, to barriers that prevent walking more often. Survey links: English: https://www.surveymonkey.com/r/YakimaPedPlan Spanish: https://es.surveymonkey.com/r/YakimaPedPlan-ES … Continued