Yakima city leaders plan a Friday meeting with state lawmakers at city hall to talk about public safety. The meeting is set for 11:00 a.m. and the Yakima City Council has invited State Representatives Bruce Chandler, Gina McCabe, Tom Dent, Norm Johnson and Senator Jim Honeyford. The council is looking for a way for the state to help Yakima with its ongoing battle against gang related crime. There's no word on what the council will specifically ask the lawmakers to do on Friday. The meeting is open to the public.

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