Yakima’s “Clean City” Program Making Progress
A cleaner, better Yakima. That good idea was formulated last year and the City wants to provide a 9 month progress report.
So here it is : Referred and placed 148 people in shelters / Abating/cleaning of approx 6,000 incidents of graffiti / Clearing nearly 60 tons of garbage / Removing more than 900 grocery carts
Those are some of the activities provided by the City of Yakima Clean City Program, under the direction of the City’s Public Works Division.
The Yakima City Council received a report on the program in its agenda packet for the November 17th meeting. For a copy of the report click https://yakima.novusagenda.com/agendapublic/CoverSheet.aspx?ItemID=8087&MeetingID=873
The City of Yakima developed “Clean City” as a program in 2019. Its main objectives are:
- Address visual blight (trash, graffiti, dangerous building, abandoned vehicles, etc.)
- Address unscheduled collection of waste and litter from the City’s public areas/thoroughfares
- Expedite the clean-up of such illegal dumps
- Clean up homeless encampments
- Support Yakima Police Department officers in unlawful camping enforcement
- Provide coordination with neighborhoods for annual clean-up events
- Create educational components
- Engage with community partners and volunteers