Building Removal to Close Naches Avenue

Starting Monday, July 22nd, Russell Crane will remove the Buckingham apartment building that sustained significant fire damage earlier this year. As a result, Naches Avenue will be closed 24/7 between East Walnut Street and East Spruce Street from 6:00 am Monday through Friday, July 26th. From July 29th through August 23rd, this section of Naches … Continued

Yakima City Council July 16th, 2024 Regular Meeting Review

The Yakima City Council held a regular meeting on Tuesday, July 16th. Action taken during the Council meeting included: Click the following to watch on-demand Y-PAC coverage of the July 16th Council meeting – Yakima City Council 07-16-24 ( The July 16th Yakima City Council regular meeting airs on Yakima Public Affairs Channel (Y-PAC), Charter … Continued

Vicki Baker Announced as Next Yakima City Manager

During its regular meeting tonight, the Yakima City Council announced Vicki Baker will be the next Yakima city manager. Baker was one of three finalists for the city manager job.  The other finalists were Franklin County, Washington County Administrator Mike Gonzalez and Wellton, Arizona Town Manager Richard Marsh, Jr.  The finalists were interviewed by the … Continued

Phase 3 of North 1st Street Project Makes Progress

Work on Phase 3 of North 1st Street revitalization reaches a milestone Wednesday, July 17th, when traffic will be switched over to the recently paved east half of the roadway. This third phase of North 1st Street revitalization includes Martin Luther King Jr. Boulevard to I Street. Work began in February 2024 and incudes replacing … Continued

Yakima City Council July 16th, 2024 Regular Meeting Preview

The Yakima City Council will hold a regular meeting at 5:30 pm on Tuesday, July 16th, 2024. Agenda items for the July 16th regular meeting include: Click the following link for the entire July 16th meeting agenda packet – Agenda – Default ( The meeting will be held via Zoom and in person at Yakima … Continued

Art Sought for 2024-25 Windows Alive! Display

The Yakima Arts Commission is seeking applications for the 2024-25 fall/winter Downtown Yakima Windows Alive! project. The deadline is 5:00 pm on Friday, August 30th. The goal is to have the show ready for Friday, October 4th. Windows Alive! enables talented artists and groups of artists to display their works and at the same time … Continued

Chip Seal Program Begins July 15th

The City of Yakima Streets Division will begin its annual chip sealing program on Monday, July 15th. This year’s project will be completed in the following order: The project is expected to last about eight weeks and should conclude approximately the first week of September. Crews will be working in the project areas from 6:00 … Continued

July 2024 Issues Brief

Click the following link for the July 2024 Issues Brief e-Newsletter – Issues Brief is published monthly by the City of Yakima Community Relations Office.

Water Project to Close Section of South 2nd Avenue

A project to replace the existing water main and services along a section of South 2nd Avenue is nearing completion. The existing 12-inch, 100-year-old cast-iron water main is being replaced with a new 12-inch ductile iron water main, including new system valves, fire hydrants and water services.  Replacement will greatly reduce any on-going maintenance or … Continued

Railroad Track Maintenance to Close 6th Avenue

Sixth Avenue will be closed between I Street and River Road from 6:00 am Tuesday, July 9th, with an anticipated re-opening timeframe of 12:00 pm Thursday, July 11th. The closure will be in effect 24/7 and is required for railroad track maintenance. Access to properties in the project area will be maintained. Detours will be … Continued