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Poplar Street closed for water line repair work

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West Poplar Street will be closed from South Third Avenue to South Second Avenue starting at 7:00 p.m. on Tuesday, September 2 and will remain closed until Wednesday, September 3 at 10:00 a.m. for emergency water line repair by the Water Division. 

For additional information, please contact the Water Division at.



In observance of Labor Day, residential garbage and recycling will not be picked up on Monday, September 1. Please have your garbage can to the curb by 7:00 a.m. on Tuesday, September 2 for pickup. If you are a Week B recycling pickup, please have your recycling can to the curb by 7:00 a.m. on Tuesday, September 2 for pickup.

For additional information, please contact the Sanitation Customer Service Desk at.



Walla Walla is a wonderful place to live, work, play and vacation!  However, we do want to remind you that whenever out in public places to keep your money, cell phone, and personal information safe by following a few safety tips:

Do you carry your wallet in your rear pocket? How easy would it be for someone to pull it out in a crowd? If possible, keep your wallet in your front pocket.

  • While shopping in the grocery store how many times do we see the handbag left in the cart while the consumer is feeling the cantaloupe? Simply wearing your handbag strapped over your chest with a hand over the opening can prevent you from becoming a victim of theft.
  • Pay attention to what you do with your wallet after you pay for something. Do you drop it in the bag alongside your purchase or keep it secure? How easy is it for someone to grab and run with your wallet while you set your bag down or swing it along with you? If your bag of choice is a large over sized carry bag it should be kept closed.
  • Don't openly carry large amounts of money. Your smaller bills should be on top or in the front.
  • Where do you carry your cell phone? Can anyone walk away with it as you pass by? Take the simple step to secure your cell phone on your belt clip or into your closed bag instead of just letting it hang out for anyone to take it.

Also, while out in public be aware of your surroundings. When you get out of your car, pay attention to who and/or what is going on around you. When you are out shopping, keep an eye out for suspicious behavior. Is someone following you or do they seem to be watching you and/or walking too closely to you? Don't let yourself become distracted when in a crowd. Report any suspicious behavior to the management or law enforcement.

For more information, please contact Vicki Ruley at the Walla Walla Police Department at.


Have you registered for the 3rd Annual Walla Walla Walks Against Drunk Driving Fun Run yet?
Early registration has been extended to August 25. Entries are still welcome after that date – right up to run time – but it will cost you less to pre-register!
This event was initiated by Alvaro Lamprea, a local victim of a DUI collision. The proceeds go to help provide prevention education programs in the Walla Walla Valley along with assisting DUI Victims when needed.
This year the event will include a 1 mile walk and a 5k run (see attached flyer and registration form). Get your friends, family and co-workers together and come run for a cause!

For more information, please contact Nancy McClenny-Walters, Walla Walla County Traffic Safety Task Force at.


Detectives are continuing their investigation into the shooting death of 20-year-old Ramiro Lopez Jr. The Walla Walla resident died Friday morning from a single gunshot wound to the head. The shooting took place at a residence in the 300 block of West Chestnut Street.
The shooting was witnessed by at least three other subjects who were with Lopez at the time. The witnesses are cooperating with officials conducting the investigation. No suspects are being sought at this time, and it is possible the shooting was accidental.
The weapon used in the shooting, a semi-automatic pistol, had been reported stolen to the police department earlier this month.

For more information, please contact Tim Bennett, Public Information Officer at the Walla Walla Police Department at.


City receives $146,546 grant for pedestrian improvements

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The Walla Walla City Council accepted a federal Transportation Alternatives Program (TAP) grant in the amount of $146,546 at the August 13, 2014, Council meeting. This grant is for pedestrian improvements in the city of Walla Walla: 1) ADA ramps and minor sidewalk work at the NE corner of the Plaza Way/Tietan Street intersection; 2) sidewalk infill on the south side of Isaacs Avenue, east of the intersection with Wellington Avenue; and 3) installation of a Rectangular Rapid Flashing Beacon and crosswalk improvements on Rose Street, west of 13th Avenue, near the Family Medical Center. The TAP grant is a new federal program coordinated by the Walla Walla Valley Metropolitan Planning Organization and administered by the Washington State Department of Transportation.

For additional information, please contact Monte Puymon in the Engineering Division at.



The City of Walla Walla will be hosting a training session entitled "Introduction to Low Impact Development for Eastern Washington" put on by the Washington Department of Ecology on Wednesday, September 10, 2014, from 9:00 a.m. to 1:00 p.m. in the Fulton Community Room at the Police Department located at 54 E. Moore Street.  Low Impact Development (LID) is the current trend in stormwater management design whereby instead of capturing stormwater runoff in drains and piping it to surface waters, it involves a variety of techniques to infiltrate stormwater runoff on-site. This training session is geared as an introductory level class for a wide range of audiences from residential property owners and concerned citizens, to planners and design engineers. There is no cost to attend and there will be a break for lunch on your own.  Click here to register "for free." 

For additional information, please contact Brad Daly in the Engineering Division at.



Updated CDBG Consolidated Plan Review

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The City of Walla Walla's Community Development Block Grant (CDBG) updated Consolidated Plan and 2014 Action Plan are available for public review.  Council will consider adoption on August 13, 2014.

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Wilbur Avenue closed for three months starting June 10

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