Road Project Will Impact Traffic on Portion of Yakima Avenue

From Wednesday, May 11th through Thursday, May 19th, traffic along a portion of Yakima Avenue will be impacted while a grind and overlay paving project is underway.  The project will take place on the portion of Yakima Avenue between 10th Avenue and 12th Avenue.  Intermittent detour routes around the project area will be in in … Continued

Installation of Gas Main Will Interrupt Traffic

Traffic will be intermittently interrupted during the next two weeks while Cascade Natural Gas (CNG) crews begin Phase 2 of an 8-inch gas main installation. On Monday, May 9th, CNG will start on Bonnie Doon Avenue, working west from 19th Avenue to 30th Avenue. Crews will then proceed south on 19th Avenue to Nob Hill … Continued

Work on Nelson Dam Project to Result in Temporary Road Closure

Work continues on the Nelson Dam removal and replacement project and will result in a temporary road closure next week. Work scheduled to continue next week includes pouring concrete for a new fish screen structure. The work requires temporary closure of South Naches Road at Powerhouse Road. This closure will start at 6:00 am and … Continued

Councilmember Cousens Earns Advanced Certificate of Municipal Leadership

Yakima City Councilmember Holly Cousens recently received an Advanced Certificate of Municipal Leadership from the Association of Washington Cities (AWC). AWC’s Certificate of Municipal Leadership program recognizes city and town elected officials for accomplishing training in four core areas: Roles, responsibilities and legal requirements Public sector resource management Community planning and development Effective local leadership … Continued

Asphalt Repairs to Restrict Traffic on South 1st Street

Asphalt repair work will result in temporary traffic restrictions on South 1st Street between Walnut Street and East Pine Street this Friday, May, 6th. Work on the project will begin at around 7:00 am and last until 3:30 pm. Traffic will be limited to one lane in both directions in the project area during scheduled … Continued

Yakima City Council May 3rd Regular Meeting Review

The Yakima City Council held a regular meeting on Tuesday, May 3rd. Action taken by the Council included: Issuing proclamations for National Day of Prayer, Missing and Unidentified Persons Awareness Month, Mental Health Month and Cinco de Mayo Cultural Awareness Week Directing staff to apply for Yakima County ARPA funds for internet in City parks … Continued

May 2022 Issues Brief e-Newsletter

Click the following link for the May 2022 City of Yakima Issues Brief e-Newsletter – Issues Brief is published monthly by the City of Yakima Community Relations Office.

Yakima City Council May 3rd Regular Meeting Preview

The Yakima City Council will hold a regular meeting at 5:30 pm on Tuesday, May 3rd, 2022. Agenda items for the May 3rd regular meeting include: Introduction of Assistant City Manager Rosylen Oglesby Discussion about applying for County American Rescue Plan Act funds for internet in City parks. Discussion on amending the Council Rules of … Continued

Selection of New Assistant City Manager Announced

Yakima City Manager Bob Harrison announced today that Rosylen Oglesby has been selected to fill the position of assistant city manager. “Rosylen brings to the City a wealth of experience in a wide range of local government disciplines,” said Harrison.  “She has followed a very deliberate career path that has provided her with opportunities to … Continued