City Settles Open Public Meetings Act Complaint

The City of Yakima has agreed to settle a complaint filed earlier this year that contended the City violated the state Open Public Meetings Act (“OPMA”) because it did not provide proper public notice of a Greater Yakima Chamber of Commerce (“Chamber”) luncheon this past May at which Yakima City Council members spoke.  Under the … Continued

Company Offering Water Quality Testing Not Licensed in Yakima

A company that is offering water quality testing services in Yakima is not licensed to conduct business in Yakima.  Door hangers containing a logo with the words “Quality Water Department Water Update” in it have recently been hung at homes throughout the city.  Some Yakima community members have contacted the City’s Utilities Services Division asking … Continued

Sewer Project to Impact Traffic on 72nd Avenue

A sewer extension/installation project will impact traffic on a section of 72nd Avenue from Friday, October 5th through Friday, October 12th. As a result of the project, the section of 72nd Avenue between Nob Hill Boulevard and Zier Road will be closed to through traffic between 6:00 pm and 5:00 am each day from October … Continued

Road Repair/Replacement Project Will Close Part of Naches Avenue

From Monday, October 1st through Friday, October 5th, the section of Naches Avenue between SST Pendleton Way and MLK, Jr. Boulevard will be closed during daytime hours while a road repair and grind and overlay paving project is underway. During the project, the portion of Naches Avenue between SST Pendleton Way and MLK, Jr. Boulevard … Continued

New Finance and Budget Director Chosen

Yakima City Manager Cliff Moore has announced that Steve Groom has been chosen to become the City’s new Finance and Budget Director.  Groom replaces Danny Agsalog, who resigned from the City earlier this year. “The City is fortunate to have Steve Groom joining its senior management team,” said Moore.  “Steve has a broad range of … Continued

Fire Hydrant Replacement to Restrict Traffic on South 1st Street

A fire hydrant replacement project will result in traffic restrictions on South 1st Street between Arlington Street and Nob Hill Boulevard from Thursday, September 20th through Friday, September 21st.  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 … Continued

Road Repair/Replacement Project Will Close Part of Naches Avenue

From Wednesday, September 19th through Thursday, September 27th the section of Naches Avenue between Yakima Avenue and and MLK, Jr. Boulevard will be closed during daytime hours while a road repair and grind and overlay paving project is underway. During the project, the portion of Naches Avenue between Yakima Avenue and MLK, Jr. Boulevard will … Continued