The City of Yakima has recently become aware of allegations and the subsequent arrest of a former employee, Elias Huizar, by the West Richland Police Department. Huizar has not been employed by the City of Yakima since February 2022. The investigation of the allegations against Huizar is being conducted by the West Richland Police Department. … Continued
Author: Randy Beehler
Due to icy road conditions, all City of Yakima facilities will be opening two-hours later than normal today, January 23rd, 2024. Yakima Transit is also on a two-hour delay today. If conditions warrant a change to this announcement, updates will be provided.
An alert issued by the City of Yakima yesterday (Friday) regarding snow plowing operations is no longer in effect.
The Yakima City Council voted 5-2 during its January 2nd regular meeting to remove Bob Harrison from his position as Yakima city manager effective on February 2nd. A resolution adopted by the Council cited the change in the makeup of the Council following the election of three new members last November as the impetus for … Continued
The Yakima City Council held a regular meeting on Tuesday, November 21st. Action taken during the Council meeting included: Click the following to watch on-demand Y-PAC coverage of the November 21st Council meeting – https://videos.yakimawa.gov/CablecastPublicSite/show/13007?site=2 The November 21st Yakima City Council regular meeting airs on Yakima Public Affairs Channel (Y-PAC), Charter Spectrum channel 194, beginning … Continued
Yakima City Manager Bob Harrison has announced that Mark Roberts has been appointed as the City’s finance and budget director. Roberts replaces Jennifer Ferrer-Santa Ines, who resigned from the City earlier this year to become the finance director for the City of Marysville. Ferrer-Santa Ines was hired by the City of Yakima in 2021. “The … Continued
Efforts to build an aquatic center at MLK, Jr. Park gained significant momentum today when OIC of Washington (OIC) announced it has pledged $500,000 to the project and the Yakima Valley Community Foundation (YVCF) said it was giving a gift of $225,000. “Delivering on the promise of a top-quality aquatic center being built to serve … Continued
A section of Jerome Avenue will be closed Wednesday, May 31st, due to a stormwater manhole project. Jerome Avenue will be closed between North 18th Avenue and North 16th Avenue during scheduled project work hours of 5:00 am to 2:00 pm on Wednesday. In addition, North 16th Avenue will be one lane each way at … Continued
Water line work will result in traffic restrictions on North 16th Avenue between Swan Avenue and Garett Street starting Wednesday, April 12th through Friday, April 14th. 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
The Yakima City Council held a regular meeting on Tuesday, April 4th. Action taken during the Council meeting included: Click the following to watch on-demand Y-PAC coverage of the April 4th Council meeting – Yakima City Council (yakimawa.gov) The April 4th Yakima City Council regular meeting airs on Yakima Public Affairs Channel (Y-PAC), Charter Spectrum … Continued