2020 Yakima Irrigation Season ends October 15th

Thursday, October 15th marks the end of another irrigation season for the vast majority of the residential and business customers served by the City of Yakima’s irrigation system.  That’s the day that the system operated by the City’s Water/Irrigation Division will be shut off until next spring. The few other irrigation systems in the area … Continued

Yakima City Council October 6th Regular Meeting Review

The Yakima City Council held a regular meeting yesterday, Tuesday, October 6th. Action taken by the Council yesterday included: Approving an extension of Mayoral Proclamation declaring an emergency order due to COVID-19 Recognizing Yakima Police Department Officer Frank Bowersox for 30 years of service Repealing the City Council’s temporary moratorium staying the issuance of citations … Continued

Yakima City Council Extends Emergency Declaration Due to COVID-19

During its regular meeting tonight, Tuesday, October 6th, the Yakima City Council extended an emergency proclamation due to COVID-19. Council’s action extends the declaration through Tuesday, November 3rd. 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

City of Yakima 2020 Budget Earns Award

The City of Yakima’s 2020 budget has earned the Distinguished Budget Presentation Award from the Government Finance Officers Association (GFOA). The 2020 budget received the honor for comprehensive planning, financial integrity and effective communication. “Our budget is the communications bridge between residents, City Council members, and the many City employees who take the budget numbers … Continued

October 2020 Issues Brief e-Newsletter

Click the following link for the October 2020 City of Yakima Issues Brief e-Newsletter – Articles for this month’s issue include progress on the City’s Cowiche Canyon Trail project, COVID-19 precautions at Yakima Air Terminal-McAllister Field, the Yakima Police Department accepting original (new) concealed pistol license applications and fire safety tips from Yakima Fire Department … Continued

Yakima City Council Study Sessions for 2021 Budget

The Yakima City Council will conduct four study sessions during the next two weeks for the 2021 budget. The purpose of the study sessions is to evaluate city service levels within forecasted city revenues. The City of Yakima is committed to keeping citizens informed. The budget sessions will be held from 9:00 am to 11:00 … Continued

Yakima City Council October 6th Regular Meeting Preview

The Yakima City Council will hold a regular meeting at 5:30 pm on Tuesday, October 6th, in Council Chambers at Yakima City Hall, 129 North 2nd Street. Agenda items for the October 6th regular meeting include: A resolution approving extension of Mayoral Proclamation declaring an emergency order, if the Mayor issues a proclamation extending the … Continued

Fall Garden Webinar is October 24th

The Fall 2020 Heritage Garden workshop on Saturday, October 24th, will be in a webinar format due to COVID-19 concerns and restrictions. The free webinar is titled “Floods, Bugs & Design.” It will be from 9:00 am to 12:00 pm. Register online at https://register.gotowebinar.com/register/3450944096661763855 The Fall 2020 Heritage Garden Workshop/Webinar will feature the following presentations: … Continued

City of Yakima Progress on Cowiche Canyon Trail

The City of Yakima’s Cowiche Canyon Trail project includes constructing a 10-foot wide graveled pedestrian pathway, with two bridges over Cowiche Creek from Powerhouse Road to the existing Cowiche Canyon Trailhead.  The trail will be approximately two miles long.  Funding for the project comes from a $2 million “Connecting Washington” grant. Click https://www.yakimawa.gov/media/cowiche-canyon-trail-project for more … Continued