Yakima City Council Agrees to Talk to Former Astria Employees
The hospital is closed and more than 400 people who lost jobs at Astria Regional Medical Center in Yakima are either in new jobs or are still looking for jobs. The impact on the valley has been far and wide and people are still upset.
So the Yakima City Council has agreed to talk about it by holding a future meeting and talk about options for utility payments for the former employees.
The council Tuesday voted 5-2 to hold a future meeting but the date hasn't been set. Council members Holly Cousins and Mayor Patricia Byers voted against the measure saying while the council could listen there isn't much the city can do to actually help the former employees.