City of Yakima Drinking Water Promotion Underway

Using a wide-range of communication tools, the City of Yakima is promoting its award-winning drinking water. Two weeks ago the City launched a drinking water campaign on its website at The water campaign link is also highlighted at the top of the City website. The City’s Community Relations Office also posts #WaterWednesday features on … Continued

Blue Star Memorial Dedication Planned at Tahoma Cemetery

A Blue Star Memorial will be dedicated at the City of Yakima Tahoma Cemetery, 1802 Tahoma Avenue, on Veterans Day, Wednesday, November 11th. It will be placed near the veterans section of Tahoma Cemetery to honor all men and women who served in the U.S. Armed Services. The Blue Star Memorial dedication will take place … Continued

Public Invited to Shoreline Master Program Periodic Update Open House

The City of Yakima invites the community to attend a virtual open house for its Shoreline Master Program (SMP) Periodic Update. The meeting will be conducted via Zoom on Thursday, November 12th, from 6:00 pm to 7:30 pm. To participate, register as an attendee with your name and e-mail address at Registered attendees will … Continued

Yakima City Council November 2nd Regular Meeting Review

The Yakima City Council held a regular meeting yesterday, Monday, November 2nd. Action taken by the Council yesterday included: Receiving a COVID-19 update Extending a Mayoral Proclamation declaring emergency order due to COVID-19 Receiving an introductory overview of Property Tax Valuation and Levy Process from Yakima County Assessor Dave Cook Holding the first public hearing … Continued

Yakima City Council Extends COVID-19 Emergency Declaration

During its regular meeting tonight, Monday, November 2nd, the Yakima City Council extended an emergency proclamation due to COVID-19. Council’s action extends the declaration through Tuesday, December 1st. The declaration enables the City to potentially be eligible for state and federal assistance needed to meet costs associated with the COVID-19 emergency and to make purchases … Continued

Windows Alive! Artists Featured in New Series

Artists with works in the current Windows Alive! exhibit are featured in a new video series produced by the City of Yakima Community Relations Office. The interviews, conducted in front of each artist’s window display, provide the artists opportunities to share briefly on camera about their art and inspiration. The videos are available on the … Continued

Yakima City Council November 2nd Regular Meeting Preview

The Yakima City Council will hold a regular meeting at 5:30 pm on Monday, November 2nd, in Council Chambers at Yakima City Hall, 129 North 2nd Street. Council is holding the meeting on Monday because Tuesday, November 3rd, is the 2020 General Election. Agenda items for the November 2nd regular meeting include: A COVID-19 update … Continued

Public Invited to Pedestrian Master Plan Kick-Off Meeting

The City of Yakima invites the community to attend a kick-off meeting for its new Pedestrian Master Plan. The meeting will be conducted by the City of Yakima Bike and Pedestrian Committee via Zoom at 5:30 pm on Thursday, November 5th. To participate, register as an attendee with your name and e-mail address at … 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 Community Review Board and Community Integration Committee (youth) each have one available position.  The Board of Appeals and Henry Beauchamp Advisory Committee each currently have two available openings.  The Yakima Housing Authority has one term expiring … Continued

Fisher Park Extends 2020 Golf Season

Weather permitting, the 2020 golfing season at the City of Yakima’s Fisher Park Golf Course will be extended two weeks. “With our opening delayed due to COVID-19, we are going to try and stay open a little later than we have in the past,” said Recreation Supervisor Tami Andringa. “We are planning Sunday, November 15th, … Continued