Tree Removal to Impact Traffic on Naches Avenue and Yakima Avenue

A tree removal project will impact traffic on a portion of Naches Avenue and a portion of Yakima Avenue during the day from Monday, December 17th through Thursday, December 20th. As a result of the project, Naches Avenue will be closed between Yakima Avenue and Chestnut Avenue from7:00 am to 3:00 pm from December 17th … Continued

Reckless Driver Who Attempted to Elude Officers Shot and Dies

At about 9:45 pm on Friday,December 14th, Yakima Police Department (“YPD”) officers responded to report of a reckless driver in the general area of 40thAvenue and Summitview Avenue.   Shortly after the report was received, YPD officers and Yakima County Sheriff’s office (“YSO”)deputies located the suspect vehicle, which had no lights on, in the area of … Continued

Volunteer Opportunities on City Boards, Committees and Commissions

The Yakima City Council is seeking volunteers interested in serving on City of Yakima boards,committees, and commissions. The Arts Commission, Community Review Board and Bicycle/Pedestrian Committee each have one available position.  The Historic Preservation Commission and the Board of Appeals currently have two available openings. It is the responsibility of the City Council to appoint … Continued

Lions Pool Offering Recreational Swim During Winter Break

Community members can keep in shape and help hungry families during a recreational swim program at the City of Yakima’s Lions Pool, 509 West Pine Street. The holiday recreation swimming program is 1:00 pm to 3:00 pm from Monday, December 17th, through Friday, December 21st. Each swimmer who brings a non-perishable food item during that … Continued

Yakima City Council December 11th Regular Meeting Review

The Yakima City Council held a regular meeting yesterday, Tuesday, December 11th. Action by the Council yesterday included: Issuing a Homeless Persons Memorial proclamation. Accepting the 2019 budget for the City of Yakima, with the exception of eliminating the public education fire captain position and transferring the salary savings to reserves. Announcing the City Council’s … Continued

City Snow Removal Policies, Tips Available On-Line

With light snow this past weekend, and additonal snow likely at some point this winter, the City of Yakima has policies and tips to help deal with the challenges of winter weather. When snow accumulation reaches three inches, the City of Yakima will plow the major arterial streets, and the streets near schools, hospitals, hills … Continued

Wastewater Line Project to Impact Traffic on 66th Avenue

A wastewater line maintenance project will impact traffic along a section of 66th Avenue for most of each day on Wednesday, December12th and Thursday, December 13th.  Crews will be working on the project between 6:00 am and 5:00 pm on December 12th and 13th.  While the project is underway, 66th Avenue between Englewood Avenue to … Continued

Yakima City Council December 11th Regular Meeting Preview

The Yakima City Council will hold its last regular meeting of 2018 at 6:00 pm on Tuesday, December 11th in Council Chambers at Yakima City Hall, 129 North 2nd Street. Agenda items for the December 11th regular meeting include: Issuing a Homeless Persons Memorial proclamation. Adopting the 2019 budget for the City of Yakima. Receiving … Continued

Yakima City Council to Host Public Safety Forum

The Yakima City Council will host a public safety forum at 5:30 pm on Monday, December 10th, at the Harman Center, 101 North 65th Avenue. Councilmember Holly Cousens (District 7) called for the forum during the City Council’s regular meeting on Tuesday, December 4th. The Council approved the forum during the December 4th meeting. “I … Continued

Yakima City Council December 4th Regular Meeting Review

The Yakima City Council held a regular meeting yesterday, Tuesday, December 4th. Action by the Council yesterday included: Terminating all work associated with the Central Plaza project. Approving a capital facility needs and feasibility study for Lions Pool, Franklin Pool, the Henry Beauchamp Community Center, the Washington Fruit Community Center, and a possible new outdoor … Continued