It wasn't on the agenda but plenty of people showed up at the Yakima City Council meeting Tuesday night to voice opposition and support for a welcoming city resolution. An issue that was defeated by the city council on a 4-3 vote in January. Despite the defeat of the resolution many people at the meeting Tuesday urged council members to reconsider and support the resolution to help ease fears of many in the community who are concerned about the Trump administration focus on immigration. Yakima City Manager Cliff Moore read a prepared statement that says people in the city won't be asked for documentation of immigration status either by city officials or by police saying police only enforce local laws not federal immigration laws. The council didn't take any action Tuesday.
The Yakima City Council Public Safety Committee will discuss the issue at a meeting set for 3:00 p.m. Thursday at Yakima city hall.