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09/18/2018 04Ai Hispanic Heritage MonthBUSINESS OF THE CITY COUNCIL YAKIMA, WASHINGTON AGENDASTATEMENT ITEM TITLE: Hispanic Heritage Month SUBMITTED BY: Cliff Moore, City Manager SUMMARY EXPLANATION: ITEM BUDGETED: STRATEGIC PRIORITY: APPROVED FOR SUBMITTAL: Item No. A.i. For Meeting of: September 18, 2018 STAFF RECOMMENDATION: BOARD/COMMITTEE RECOMMENDATION: ATTACHMENTS: Description Upload Date d Hispanic Heritage month 9'1222015 Type Cover Memo 2 CITY OE21A7I91 P1ROCLAAVLA tIOW `G1 fEREAS, President Lyndon B. Johnson established ¶ispanic .Heritage Week" in 1968; and `G1 PERMS, President Ronald Reagan expanded the celebration in 1988 to cover a month-long period from September 15tfi through October 15tfi and declared it to be nrationalgispanic .Heritage Uvlonth','• and `4 PERMS, during "National -Hispanic .iferitage UYlonth" the contributions made to and the important presence of .Hispanic and Latino Americans in the `united States and their heritage and culture are honored, and WY -PERMS, Hispanic and Latino Americans have had a profound and positive influence on our country, including the Yakima (Caffey; and WY -PERMS, the significant and impactful contributions .Hispanic and Latino Americans have made to the Yakima galley's economy have enabled our region's diversified industries to grow and prosper; and `G1 PERMS, the `united States has a long and storied history of welcoming immigrants, which has given it a significant advantage over the rest of the world, and WYPEREAS, 55 million Americans, or about 17% of the country's total- population, otalpopulation, and about 48% of Yakima County's total population, are of .Hispanic or Latino origin. JVOW, THEUEO12E, I, Kathy Coffey, Mayor of the City of Yakima, and on behalf of the Yakima City Council, do hereby proclaim September 15tfi through October 15tfi as Hispanic Heritage Il ontfi in the City of Yakima, and urge everyone to learn about, acknowledge, and applaud the generations of .Hispanic and Latino Americans who have enriched our community and those that will continue to build a bright and hopeful future for themselves, their families, and all of us who call the Yakima Valley home. Dated this 18tfi day of September, 2018 Kathy Coffey, Mayor