Yakima City Council July 16th Regular Meeting Review

The Yakima City Council held a regular meeting yesterday, Tuesday, July 16th. Action by the Council yesterday included: Authorizing a contract with Yakima Housing Authority for $1.1 million of HOME Investment funds to assist with redevelopment and construction of the Veteran’s Supportive Housing & Service Center project in the former Armory at 1702 Tahoma Avenue. … Continued

Water Line Work to Restrict Traffic on South 3rd Avenue

Water line work will result in traffic restrictions on 3rd Avenue between Baker Street and Stewart Street from tomorrow, Thursday, July 18th through Friday, July 19th.  Work on the project will begin at 7:00 am and last until 3:30 pm both days. Traffic will be limited to one lane in both directions in the project … Continued

Traffic Delays Possible During Lane Striping on North 74th Avenue

Drivers may experience traffic delays tomorrow, Tuesday, July 16th, while City of Yakima crews are grinding and re-striping lane lines on North 74th Avenue between West Lincoln Avenue and Summitview Avenue. Weather permitting, work will begin around 7:00 am Tuesday and last until around 3:00 pm. Access to homes and businesses in the area will … Continued

Yakima Parks and Recreation Announces Pool Survey

Yakima Parks and Recreation wants to hear from the community in a pool survey recently launched on its website. “The Yakima City Council has asked for the master planning process to begin for the modernization and renovation of Franklin Pool and Lions Pool,” said Parks & Recreation Manager Ken Wilkinson. “As part of the master … Continued

Yakima City Council July 16th Regular Meeting Preview

The Yakima City Council will hold a regular meeting at 5:30 pm on Tuesday, July 16th in Council Chambers at Yakima City Hall, 129 North 2nd Street. Agenda items for the July 16th regular meeting include: Recognition of Councilmember Carmen Mendez by Association of Washington Cities. Recognizing the retirement of Code Administration Manager Joe Caruso. … Continued

Art Projects Sought for Fall/Winter 2019 Windows Alive! Display

The Yakima Arts Commission is seeking applications for the Fall/Winter 2019 Downtown Yakima Windows Alive! Project. The deadline for artists to submit an application is 5:00 pm on Friday, August 30th. Notification letters will be mailed to the artists selected for the Fall/Winter display in early September An opening reception is planned October 4th to … Continued

Harman Center Publishes Summer Newsletter

Tips to finding senior housing, line dancing and Pilates classes are just some of the activities included in the Summer 2019 Newsletter published by the City of Yakima’s Harman Center at Gailleon Park. The newsletter covers activities at the center scheduled through the end of September. It includes a weekly schedule calendar and event reminders … Continued

Harman Center Trips and Tours Publishes World Travel Catalog

The Trips and Tours program at the City of Yakima’s Harman Center recently published its World Travel Catalog for 2020. Niagara Falls, an African safari and Portugal are just some of the travel itineraries that will be offered in 2020. “This will allow everyone who wants to go on some of these trips plenty of … Continued

Yakima Receives Historic Preservation Grant for Naches Avenue

A $12,000 state grant will help the City of Yakima explore the possibility of establishing Naches Avenue as a Local Historic District in the City of Yakima. The funds are from the Washington State Department of Archaeology and Historical Preservation (DAHP). The grant was announced during the City of Yakima’s Historic Preservation Commission meeting on … Continued

Yakima Parks Hosting Free Concerts, Movies

City of Yakima parks will be alive with the sound of music – and movies – during three different series that begin this week. “The idea is to encourage families to bring blankets or lawn chairs and enjoy the free concerts and films outdoors,” said Parks & Recreation Manager Ken Wilkinson. “The community is invited … Continued