Yakima City Council Back at Council Chambers Tuesday
After more than a year of meeting on zoom the Yakima City Council gets back to in person meetings next Tuesday at Yakima City Hall. City offices opened late last month. The council has a busy agenda for Tuesday. One of the items up for discussion will be a proposed Charter amendment that provides the Council a chance to remove members for failure to attend meetings. The amendment fixes certain sections to be consistent with state law, and makes other changes staff believes would be beneficial to the City.
The council will also talk about cruising and the cruising dates the city has sponsored this summer. The summer cruise nights sponsored by the city of Yakima are set for July 10 and 17, August 14 and 21 and September 11 and 18. During the discussion Yakima Police will give a presentation and answer questions from council members.
As a way to help battle local crime at the June 15, 2021 Council meeting, staff was directed to bring back a recommendation on police technology investments and hiring crime analysts. The crime analyst positions and the police technology investments will be funded through existing general fund savings. The council will be talking about that on Tuesday, July 6. A city press release says;
"This meeting will be conducted in person, live streamed at www.yakimawa.gov and telecast live on Y-PAC, Spectrum Cable Channel 194 or you may call in and listen by dialing 1-253-215-8782 or 1-971-247-1195. When prompted for the meeting ID enter 917 5491 7356#. When prompted for the participant ID enter #. When prompted for the meeting password enter 382090#. Public comment may be made in person. Oral comments by phone shall be arranged in advance of the meeting at https://www.yakimawa.gov/council/public-comment/ and must be received by 3 PM the day of the meeting. The request for oral comments must include your full name, city of residence, email address, phone number you will be calling from and the agenda topic you will address. Please note, the information you provide may be subject to disclosure pursuant to Washington State’s Public Record Act, chapter 42.56 RCW."