Yakima City Council to Hear About Major Investment Tuesday
The Yakima City Council meets on Zoom on Tuesday for a regular agenda meeting as city hall remains closed because of the pandemic. You can watch it live at yakimawa.gov.
The council has a short agenda and the first action will be to extend to June 1 a Mayoral Proclamation making the city eligible for state and federal COVID-19 relief funding.
The council has a short agenda on Tuesday. The council will will issue several proclamations including a proclamation encouraging more people to get the COVID-19 vaccine. The council will also issue a proclamation on Missing and Unidentified Persons Awareness Month which is this month.
Officials from Northwest Harvest are also expected to talk to the council about a new major investment being made in the area. Officials with Northwest Harvest which helps supply food banks around the state will talk to the Yakima City Council about a plan to build a new Northwest Harvest Yakima campus. Plans about the new facility are expected to be released during a press conference on Wednesday 1819 Fruitvale Blvd.
Northwest Harvest has for many years helped feed the hungry in Yakima by working with more than 7 area food banks to stock the shelves and feed people. But its not just Yakima where Northwest Harvest makes a big impact. The organization supports a statewide network of 375 food banks, meal programs and what they call high need schools. The new Yakima campus is expected to make a lot more food and jobs available in the Yakima area.
A press release from the city says the following precautions are in place for the May 4th regular meeting due to COVID-19:
The meeting will be conducted via Zoom.
Since Yakima City Hall is closed to public access, no community members can attend in person.
Live public comment on agenda items via Zoom is available. Click Public Comment | City Council (yakimawa.gov) for instructions and a Public Comment Request Form.
The May 4th Yakima City Council regular meeting will air live at 5:30 pm on Y-PAC, Charter Spectrum Channel 194, and be streamed live at https://www.yakimawa.gov/council/live-stream/
Another option is to call in and listen to the meeting:
Dial 1-253-215-8782 or 1-971-247-1195
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