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01/08/2019 05A Ad Hoc H2A Committee Report to\'4\lyy tbxk ik°"( )PPP PP1.1;4J: P 1 PPi ittYlltYlt.\ta. BUSINESS OF THE CITY COUNCIL YAKIMA, WASHINGTON AGENDA STATEM ENT Item No. 5.A. For Meeting of: January 8, 2019 ITEM TITLE: Ad Hoc H2A Committee report SUBMITTED BY: Cliff Moore, City Manager SUMMARY EXPLANATION: Committee members will provide an update on the planned H2A worker housing forum. ITEM BUDGETED: STRATEGIC PRIORITY: APPROVED FOR SUBMITTAL: City Manager STAFF RECOMMENDATION: BOARD/COMMITTEE RECOMMENDATION: ATTACHMENTS: Description Upload Date Type D ad h 12/2 /201 r Me o 1 /2 /201 r Memo 2 D T—For Internal Review December 26 2018 [The Honorable Sherry Raymond] [Mayor,City of Selah] [115 West Naches Avenue] [Selah,WA 98942] Re: H2A Worker Housing Forum Invitation, Dear[Mayor Raymond]: The Yakima Valley Conference of Governments and the Yakima City Council invite you to attend a forum on H2A Worker Housing on Jam in Yakima. The purpose of the forum is to determine if this issue is a concern of other cities in the Yakima Valley, and to explore a regional approach to locating H2A worker housing'A key question for your consideration prior to the forum is,"What are the potential impacts of expanded H2A housing in the Valley,and what might be suitable mitigation for any adverse impacts?"The forum will be moderated by the Yakima Valley Conference of Governments. uT!!!!.,9.,..7.int_...wilk.begin at40': on jartuayt- 2019;Lute son to °notodoon tater than noon The tojnvwttt, In tha room at the Y. 'ma Convention Center *. Sincerely Lauris(Larry)C.Mattson Executive Director 3 Yakima Valley H2A Worker Housing Forum Draft Agenda 2nd rd / week of January, 2019; 10 am—Noon Yakima Convention Center if:40w'ff4.;4'4,9Nrot '4.00,44,;;Lifz;fii00:(4(4144-liti4..zs'4ift* iitt,f44.4 irt:4*(.4-04`016,11-illiw,r444,41.04to.i.1:449,101q10,4%.4 - - -`- 1. Welcome and introductions 2. Purpose&format of forum 3. One-minute shares—pairs exercise 4. Ground Rules 5. Summary of existing status/challenges of housing ag workers a. Mike Gempler,Washington Growers League b. Marty Miller, Office of Rural and Farmworker Housing c. Michele Thomas,Washington Low-Income Housing Alliance 6. Observations and Concerns from other sectors a. Elected officials b. Other Ag/Employment interests 7. Summary&next steps a. Regional concern? 8. Adjourn 4 Temporary Worker Housing Ad Hoc Committee Potential Invitees December 27, 2018 Draft list 1. Rob Valicoff Brett Valicoff,General Manager, Valicoff Fruit Co., Inc. 2. Bryon Borton, Chief Visionary Officer for Borton Fruit 3. Jonathan Smith, President New Vision 4. John Cooper, President and CEO of Yakima Valley Tourism 5. Mike Gempler, Executive Director of Washington Growers League 6. Marty Miller, Executive Director of Office of Rural and Farmworker Housing 7. Lowe! Kruger, Executive Director of Yakima Housing Authority 8. Bryan Ketcham, Director Catholic Charities Housing Services 9. Mary Lopez, One America 10. County Commissioners (Mike Leita, Ron Anderson, Norm Childress) 11. Clara Jimenez, Mayor of Toppenish 12. Lance Hoyt, City Manager for Toppenish 13. Dora E. Alvarez-Roza, Mayor of Wapato 14. Roger Wentz, Union Gap Mayor 15. Arlene Fisher,City Manager for Union Gap 16. Sherry Raymond, Mayor of Selah 17. Donald Wayman,City Administrator 18. Grandview, Mayor 19. Julia Hart, Mayor of Sunnyside 20. Dan Plath Washington Fruit 21. John DeVaney, President Washington State Tree Fruit Association 22. Paul D.Williams, Mayor of Naches Naches,WA 98937 5 23. Jeff Ranger,Town Administrator 24. Mayor Jose Trevino, City of Granger 25. Zirkle Fruit Company 26. Allan Brothers 27. Low Income Housing Alliance Michele Thomas, Director of Policy and Advocacy 28. Michelle Bissell, Northwest Justice Project 29. Lori Isley,Columbia Legal Services