Two homicides have been reported at West Valley Park this year and Yakima City Council member Holly Cousins says people are concerned. As a result Cousins says she'll host a Safety Forum at the Harman Center on Monday, December 10. Cousins says she's been talking to residents in district 7 in the west part of Yakima and they want answers to concerns about the park. "People have concerns about things like the foliage in the park and what we're doing to make it more transparent so there's not as much crime in the park."
Cousins says people are hoping for better security around the park so she's invited Yakima Police to talk about block watch and representatives from the city parks department to talk about landscaping at the park.
The forum is set for Monday, December 10 beginning at 5:30 p.m. All city residents are invited.