Program Aims to Address Feral Cat Issues in Yakima

There are thousands of feral cats throughout the city of Yakima. They are usually too fearful to be handled or adopted, but there is a program available to help with the feral cat population. During the Yakima City Council’s Public Safety Committee meeting last Thursday, August 1st, Code Administration Manager Joe Caruso shared about the Yakima … Continued

Second Count of Primary Election Returns Released

The second count of returns from the 2019 Primary Election for candidates for four Yakima City Council seats were released this afternoon by the Yakima County Auditor’s office.  Only the top two vote getters in each race move on to the November 5th General Election. Yakima County uses an all-mail-in voting system, so ballots that … Continued

First Batch of Primary Election Returns Released

The first returns of the 2019 Primary Election have given an indication of which candidates for four Yakima City Council seats will move on to the November 5th General Election.  Only the top two vote getters in each race move on to the General Election. The Yakima County Auditor’s office conducts only one count of … Continued

Tree Trimming to Continue on 32nd Avenue

City of Yakima crews will continue a tree trimming project tomorrow, Wednesday, August 7th, on a section of 32nd Avenue. The project will close 32nd Avenue in both directions between Lincoln Avenue and Englewood Avenue. Work will begin at 8:00 am tomorrow and last until around 12:00 pm. During the project, flaggers will be posted … Continued

Yakima City Council August 5th Regular Meeting Review

The Yakima City Council held a regular meeting yesterday, Monday, August 5th. Action by the Council yesterday included: Receiving a Gang Reduction Task Force (GRIT) update. Receiving the Ad Hoc Homeless Facility Review Committee summary report. Holding a closed record public hearing regarding a rezone application submitted by Triumph Treatment Services for 2708 Jerome Avenue. … Continued

Tree Trimming Project to Close 32nd Avenue

A section of 32nd Avenue will be closed tomorrow, Tuesday, August 6th, so City of Yakima crews can trim trees that are causing sight restrictions for traffic. The tree trimming project will close 32nd Avenue in both directions between Lincoln Avenue and Englewood Avenue. Work will begin at 9:00 am tomorrow and last until around … Continued

Current Public Works Director Named Interim Assistant City Manager

Yakima City Manager Cliff Moore has named current City of Yakima Public Works Director Scott Schafer as Interim Assistant City Manager.  Schafer will serve in the Interim Assistant City Manager role until a decision is made regarding how to fill the position in the long term. “Scott has extensive experience working for the City for … Continued

August 2019 City of Yakima Issues Brief e-Newsletter

Click the following link to see the August 2019 City of Yakima Issues Brief e-Newsletter – The August 2019 Issues Brief e-Newsletter includes articles, photos, links and City contact phone numbers. Issues Brief is a monthly publication of the City of Yakima Community Relations Office.

Yakima City Council August 5th Regular Meeting Preview

The Yakima City Council will hold a regular meeting at 5:30 pm on Monday, August 5th in Council Chambers at Yakima City Hall, 129 North 2nd Street. Agenda items for the August 5th regular meeting include: Issuing a National Health Center proclamation. Receiving a Gang Reduction Task Force (GRIT) update. Holding a closed record public … Continued