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04/02/2019 10 Other BusinessMotion: In Accordance with Council Rules of Procedure, Section K, I move that Council sanction Council Member Funk by removing her from all City Council committee assignments and non -City board, committee and commission assignments for a period of 6 months. Comment: After her untimely, inappropriate and embarrassing comments during the press conference announcing our new police chief last Friday, after her recent statement to the media that Yakima is not a "glamourous location" which was inappropriate and insensitive; after numerous online comments on various news articles making statements inconsistent with the majority of Council, after her continued verbal campaign against YVCOG, Transform Yakima and their staff members, after her completely inappropriate comments about the mental health of a city resident during the March 14 Healthy Communities and Neighborhood Building (HCNB) committee meeting, after her comment to an older male resident that he should report to her if a female city staff member was being "naughty" while working on an ordinance at the same HNCB meeting, and after generally behaving in a combative and contradictory manner at Council meetings, I believe it is time for Council to take action. Specifically, I believe that Council Member Funk has violated the Principles of Conduct for Yakima City Council Members sections III, IV, VI and VII: III. Committed to acting and being seen as acting with integrity and impartiality that will bear the closest scrutiny. IV. Committed to working with City officials and staff in a conscientious and respectful manner. VI. Support a positive and constructive environment for residents, businesses, and City employees. VII. Refrain from abusive conduct, personal charges, or verbal attacks upon the character or motives of other members of the City Council, boards, commission, committees, staff, or the public. In addition, I believe that Council Member Funk has violated the following the Code of Ethics for Yakima City Council Members, sections I, II, and III: 1. Council Members shall maintain decorum and set an example for conduct when representing the City, and endeavor not to disgrace or embarrass the City while acting in an official capacity. II. Council Members shall represent that opinions stated are the Member's own and do not necessarily represent those of the Council unless the Council has voted and passed an ordinance, resolution or motion that so states the expressed policy. III. Council Members shall not divulge information discussed in executive session. Council Member Funk has brought discredit to herself and the City. It is difficult to make this motion and to highlight the issues as I have done, but I believe that as leaders, for the good of the City, we must take this difficult step.