Yakima City Council June 21st Regular Meeting Preview

The Yakima City Council will hold a regular meeting at 5:30 pm on Tuesday, June 21st, 2022. Agenda items for the June 21st regular meeting include: 2021 Transportation Benefit District Annual Report Resolution designating “Yakima Convention and Event Center” as the new name of the City of Yakima building at 10 North 8th Street previously … Continued

Road Closures Planned for Pride Festival, Parade

In observance of Pride Month, the Yakima Pride Festival and Parade will be held in Yakima on Saturday, June 18th. The City of Yakima is planning road closures related to the festival and parade: Naches Avenue will be closed between Yakima Avenue and Martin Luther King Jr. Boulevard during the festival from 7:00 am to … Continued

City Plans Closures for Juneteenth Observance

City of Yakima offices and most non-emergency services will close Monday, June 20th, in observance of the Juneteenth holiday. Closures include City Hall, the Public Works office, the Y-PAC office, the Law and Justice Center and the Harman Center. Yakima Transit will not provide bus service on June 20th. Garbage pick-up will not be delayed, but the … Continued

Work on Nelson Dam Project to Result in Temporary Road Closures

Work continues on the Nelson Dam removal and replacement project and will result in temporary road closures over the next couple of weeks. Work scheduled to continue the next three weeks includes pouring concrete for a new fish screen structure. The work requires temporary closure of South Naches Road at Powerhouse Road. This closure will … Continued

Water Line Work to Restrict Traffic on North 40th Avenue

Water line work will result in traffic restrictions on North 40th Avenue between West Lincoln Avenue and Summitview Avenue on Thursday, June 16th Work on the project will take place between 7:00 am and 3:30 pm. Traffic will be limited to one lane in both directions in the project area during scheduled work hours. Due … Continued

Traffic Signal Upgrade to Impact 4th Street and Yakima Avenue

A traffic signal upgrade will impact the intersection of 4th Street and Yakima Avenue this Wednesday, June 15th. Crews will be upgrading the traffic signal heads at the intersection from 8:00 am to 1:00 pm this Wednesday. The traffic signal will not be in operation during the work hours. Traffic will be restricted to one … Continued

Bus to Pool Begins June 17th

Yakima Transit and Yakima Parks and Recreation are again teaming up to make it easier for swimmers to use Franklin Pool and Lions Pool this summer thanks to the Bus to Pool Program. Starting Friday, June 17th, and continuing through August 20th, paying to swim in one of Yakima’s two City-owned pools or the YMCA … Continued

Franklin Pool Opens June 17th   

The end of the school year and rising temperatures are sure signs that summer is approaching in Yakima. So, too, is the opening of Franklin Pool, 2102 Tieton Drive. The roughly three-month-long 2022 summer season at the City of Yakima’s outdoor pool will officially begin when Franklin Pool opens its doors for the first time … Continued

Yakima City Council June 7th Regular Meeting Review

The Yakima City Council held a regular meeting on Tuesday, June 7th. Action taken by the Council included: Receiving the Yakima School District Board update Making appointments to Boards, Commissions and Council Committees Adopting the Six-Year Transportation Improvement Program for the period of 2023 through 2028, and amending the Transportation Systems Plan 2040 Declining to … Continued

YVSIU Update: Yakima Valley Special Investigations Unit continue to investigate an officer-involved shooting incident in Yakima

Detectives with the Yakima Valley Special Investigations Unit (YVSIU) continue to investigate an officer-involved shooting incident, which occurred on 05/30/22 at approximately 2357 hrs in the 1200 block of N 1st St, Yakima Wa. The officers involved in the shooting were identified as  Jesus Sanchez and Jon Charroin with the Yakima Police Department. The 30-year-old … Continued