Y-PAC Video Voters Pamphlet Features Yakima City Council Candidates

Y-PAC, the City of Yakima’s government access channel, has produced a 2019 Video Voters Pamphlet focusing on candidates for four Yakima City Council seats in the November 5th General Election. Candidates featured in the Video Voters Pamphlet are: Eliana Macias and Kenton Gartrell – Yakima City Council, District 1 Patricia Byers and Thomas B. Sund … Continued

Public Invited to Free Heritage Garden Workshop

A free workshop will teach community members how to develop attractive landscaping that uses little water. The North & South Yakima Conservation Districts are inviting the public to participate in the Fall Heritage Garden Workshop. It will be held from 9:00 am to 12:00 pm on Saturday, October 26th, at the Yakima Area Arboretum. One … Continued

Traffic Revisions in Place for Fresh Hop Ale Festival

The annual Fresh Hop Ale Festival will be held in Downtown Yakima this Saturday, October 5th. The event begins at 4:00 pm and ends at 10:00 pm. Organizers are expecting more than 6,500 participants this year at a new site, 5 West Yakima Avenue, at the former Department of Ecology parking lot. As a result, … Continued

Street Repair Work to Impact Traffic on Portion of Summitview

A street repair project will result in lane closures along a section of Summitview Avenue on Thursday, October 3rd and Friday, October 4th.  Crews will be grinding out deteriorated asphalt and replacing it with new asphalt. While the project is underway, the inside, eastbound and westbound lanes of Summitview between 40th Avenue and 45th Avenue … Continued

Yakima City Council October 1st Regular Meeting Review

The Yakima City Council held a regular meeting yesterday, Tuesday, October 1st. Action taken by the Council yesterday included: Approving an ordinance concerning cruising events, permitting eight unrestricted annual Yakima Avenue cruising events to occur from 6 to 10 pm on the second and third Saturdays in June, July, August and September. Appropriating funds to … Continued

First Friday Kickoff set for New Windows Alive! Display

Empty storefronts in Downtown Yakima will come alive again on Friday, October 4th when the talents of local artists are put on public display for the latest “Windows Alive!” installment. Six years ago, the Yakima Arts Commission, an advisory group appointed by the Yakima City Council, developed the idea to harness the creativity of Central … Continued

One of Three Interim City Manager Candidates to be Interviewed Withdraws

One of the three interim city manager candidates the Yakima City Council intended to interview on October 1st has accepted another position and, therefore, has withdrawn from consideration for the Yakima job.  Larry Patterson contacted the City earlier today (Monday, September 30th) to provide notification that he is no longer available for employment. The City … Continued

Toys for Tots Drive Begins October 1

A Toys for Tots Drive begins Tuesday, October 1st at the City of Yakima’s Harman Center, 101 N. 65th Avenue. It is the next in a series of quarterly “Help the Community Projects” organized by the Harman Center. “We are asking for donations of new, unwrapped toys to benefit the Toys for Tots program,” said … Continued

Yakima City Council October 1st Regular Meeting Preview

The Yakima City Council will hold a regular meeting at 5:30 pm on Tuesday, October 1st, in Council Chambers at Yakima City Hall, 129 North 2nd Street. Agenda items for the October 1st regular meeting include: Issuing a proclamation for YWCA Domestic Violence Awareness Month. Considering an ordinance concerning cruising events. Considering the appropriation 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 and Tree City USA Board each have one available position.  There is one vacant youth position and one vacant adult position on the Parks and Recreation Commission. The Board of Appeals and Henry Beauchamp … Continued