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11/05/2019 18A Council General Information BUSINESS OF THE CITY COUNCIL YAKIMA, WASHINGTON AGENDA STATEMENT Item No. 18.A. For Meeting of: November 5, 2019 ITEM TITLE: Council General Information SUBMITTED BY: Sonya Claar Tee, City Clerk SUMMARY EXPLANATION: 1. Memo summarizing meeting with Immigration and Customs Enforcement RE the use of the Yakima Air Terminal - McAllister Field 2. Thank you letter 3. Preliminary Council Agenda 4. City Meeting Schedule 5. Preliminary Future Activities Calendar ITEM BUDGETED: STRATEGIC PRIORITY: APPROVED FOR SUBMITTAL Interim City Manager : 7, . STAFF RECOMMENDATION: BOARD/COMMITTEE RECOMMENDATION: ATTACHMENTS: Description Upload Date Type D memo-m tin lh 10/ 3/ 01 r e o D 1 /31/ 1 r e o 2 Memo To: Cynthia Martinez, Interim City Manager Randy Beehler, Communications & Public Affairs Director From: Robert K. Peterson, Airport Director cc: Scott Shafer, Interim Assistant City Manager Date: Wednesday, October 18, 2019 Re: MEETING WITH IMMIGRATION AND CUSTOMS ENFORCEMENT REGARDING THE USE OF THE YAKIMA AIR TERMINAL-MCALLISTER FIELD. The purpose of this memo is to provide a summary of the September 30, 2019 meeting we had with Immigration and Customs Enforcement (ICE) representatives to discuss the ongoing utilization of the Yakima Air Terminal-McAllister Field to transfer detainees within the United States. ICE officials attending the meeting were Nathalie Asher, Field Office Director, Mike Melendez, Deputy Field Office Director, Melissa Nitsch, Community Relations Officer and Geoffrey White, Yakima Field Officer. During the meeting various topics were discussed to include an overview of their procedures followed as they accept detainees at the Tacoma detention center. Ms. Asher's emphasis was to ensure detainees receive a full health and mental evaluation within the first few days of being accepted into the facility to address any health issues. This procedure was further highlighted when detainees' health is thoroughly evaluated to ensure they are "fit to fly" prior to departing the center and transported to the Yakima Air Terminal- McAllister Field. Ms. Asher advised the Department of Homeland Security (DHS) considers a detainee's health a high priority as approximately $270 million is devoted to care for the individuals. Ms. Asher also explained that individuals being detained may seek asylum and those being removed from the United States and have been afforded Due Process prior to deportation. She commented that those held in Washington receive legal representation from legal aid organizations. Most states do not have organizations providing this service. On occasion an immediate stay order could be processed while an individual is in flight for removal. In this instance, the individual is transported back to the detention center for further consideration. Ms. Asher highlighted the concern for operating out of the Yakima Airport due to the overall increased cost of the program as well the fast approaching winter season. The concerns voiced were for the detainees, field officers, and the opportunity for the pass closing and not allowing the busses to reach Yakima. Further, the reality of detainees and officers being stranded on the pass due to a road closure is increasing and therefore ICE is conducting tabletop exercises to evaluate 3 viable options in the event this scenario were to occur. This led the discussion to the topic of ICE considering alternative locations to fly detainees from within Washington State. Ms. Asher's response was they have and are exploring the option of utilizing Joint Base Lewis-McChord to transfer detainees. Ms. Asher advised they were exploring that option due to the close proximity to the Tacoma Detention Center but advised a potential lengthy process to work out an agreement due to differing federal agencies. Additionally, Ms. Asher advised they are interested in returning to King County International Airport but are awaiting the lengthy process of the Federal Aviation Administration Part 13 informal complaint filed against the airport. However, for the foreseeable future Ms. Asher advised they will be utilizing the Yakima Airport. Much of the meeting revolved around the emphasis of media relations and the opportunity for Ms. Nitsch communicating with various media outlets. Ms. Asher noted the prior field administration did not communicate their operations and this is a primary goal to increase transparency. Ms. Asher also emphasized the importance of how they can help our community understand their operations and advised Ms. Nitsch is available to answer any questions with Yakima's local media. If requested, Ms. Nitsch is willing to visit with Council in order to provide an overview of their operations and clarify any misinformation about their organization. Finally, the question if there's been an increase in enforcements within the Yakima Valley since ICE began utilizing the Yakima Airport was discussed and Ms. Asher did not indicate any increase has occurred. However, Ms. Asher voiced concerns that the Keep Washington Working Act (Senate Bill 5497) will further restrict cooperation between local governments and ICE field operations. The new law prohibits state and local agencies, including law enforcement, from cooperating with or assisting in an investigation or enforcement of a federal registration or surveillance program that targets residents on the basis of race, religion, immigration or citizenship status, or national or ethnic origin. This will ultimately force ICE field agents to increase their ground enforcement efforts throughout Washington State beginning December 1, 2021 when state and local agencies are required to comply with the new law. 2 1 J ,:r el-) Verri 1 - I r ' f per. I.. 0� _ PI , ,. °Fitt( 1/4.IT f v / J 6il3Z - 1" 5 tt'sd 7:77 YAKIMA CITY COUNCIL STUDY SESSION November 12, 2019 City Hall --Council Chambers 5:30 p.m. 1. Roll Call 2. Homeless Issues - Future Facility Location 3. Vacant Building Ordinance I International Property Maintenance Code 4. Definition of Nuisance Properties 5. Public comment(allow 15 minutes) 6. Adjournment Any invocation that may be offered before the official start of the Council meeting shall be the voluntary offering of a private citizen, to and for the benefit of the Council. The views or beliefs expressed by the invocation speaker have not been previously reviewed or approved by the Council, and the Council does not endorse the religious beliefs or views of this, or any other speaker. A Council packet is available for review at the City Clerk's Office and on-line at wwwyakimawa.gov. The City provides special accommodations, such as hearing devices, wheelchair space or language interpreters, for City meetings.Anyone needing special assistance please contact the City Clerk's office at(509) 575-6037 at least two business days prior to the meeting. 6 , ' f5. r4:11: I* YAKIMA CITY COUNCIL November 19, 2019 City Hall --Council Chambers 5:30 p.m. Regular Meeting; 6:00 p.m. Public Hearings 1. Roll Call 2. Pledge of Allegiance 3. Interpreter Services 4. Open Discussion for the Good of the Order A. Proclamations i. 2019 Small Business Saturday Proclamation B. Presentations/ Recognitions/ Introductions i. Recognition of Royale Schneider for 20 years of service to the City of Yakima ii. Yakima County Development Association update C. Appointments to Boards, Commissions and Council Committees i. Appointment of Greg Lighty to the Charter Civil Service Commission 5. Council Reports 6. Consent Agenda Items listed are considered routine by the City Council and will be enacted by one motion without discussion.A Council member may request to remove an item from the Consent Agenda and, if approved, it will be placed on the regular agenda for discussion and consideration. A. Approve payment of disbursements for the period October 1 —31, 2019 B. October 2019 Investment Transactions Report C. Resolution adopting Yakima Transit's Transit Development Plan for 2019-2024 and annual report for 2018 D. Resolution authorizing Yakima Police Corrections Sergeants (Teamsters Local #760) Collective Bargaining Agreement for 2020-2023 E. Resolution authorizing Yakima Supervisors&Administrative Unit(Teamsters Local 760) Collective Bargaining Agreement for 2020-2023 F. Resolution authorizing award of RFP 11913P and execution of an agreement with Natural Selection Farms, to provide Biosolids Hauling and Land Application Services G. Resolution authorizing an agreement to fund the Yakima/Ellensburg Commuter Service and the Paratransit Services (Dial A Ride) 7 H. Resolution authorizing the City Manager to set the 2020 rates and ch. 4- services, facilities and uses available at the Yakima Air Te ,nal-McAllister Field Resolution authorizing specific cost recoveries for Fire Depart -nt services • as "event management personnel costs" J. Resolution authorizing a Tier II Hazardous Materials cost recovery fee K. Ordinance Amending Fire Inspection Fees Yakima Municipal Code Section 10.05.015 L. Ordinance increasing the monetary penalty schedule for parking infractions amending section 9.60.030 of the Municipal Code 7. Public Comment Community members are invited to address items that are not listed on the regular business meeting agenda.A guideline of three (3) minutes per speaker is in place in order to allow as much opportunity as possible for audience participation. A speaker's time may be extended at the discretion of the Mayor and/or the consensus or vote of the Council. Written communication and e-mail messages are strongly encouraged. PUBLIC HEARINGS 8. Second public hearing on the 2020 Preliminary Budget for the City of Yakima DEPARTMENT ITEMS 9. Resolution authorizing an agreement with the Rotary Club of Yakima for development of a playground facility in Martin Luther King Jr. Park 10. Resolution authorizing a contract with )000(Construction for the Yakima Convention Center- North Expansion Project 11. Ordinance amending the City of Yakima Municipal Code for the purpose of regulating structures in parks 12. Discussion regarding shopping carts CITY MANAGER UPDATE 13. 3rd Quarter 2019 Capital Improvement Projects Report 14. Other Business 15. Adjournment 16. Council General Information A. Council General Information B. Distribution of the Complete Record for proposed text amendments to YMC Chapter 6.88 Environmental Policy, Title 14 Subdivisions, and Title 15 Urban Area Zoning Ordinance Any invocation that may be offered before the official start of the Council meeting shall be the voluntary offering of a private citizen, to and for the benefit of the Council. The views or beliefs expressed by the invocation speaker have not been previously reviewed or approved by the Council, and the Council does not endorse the religious beliefs or views of this, or any other speaker. A Council packet is available for review at the City Clerk's Office and on-line at www.yakimawa.gov. The City provides special accommodations, such as hearing devices, wheelchair space or language interpreters, for City meetings.Anyone needing special assistance please contact the City Clerk's office at(509) 575-6037 at least two business days prior to the meeting. 8 CITY MEETING SCHEDULE For November 4— November 11, 2019 Please note: Meetings are subject to change Monday, November 4 10:00 a.m. Review Downtown Master Plan —2nd Floor Conference Room 3:30 p.m. Civil Service Commission — Council Chambers 5:00 p.m. Tree City USA Board — 2nd Floor Conference Room Tuesday, November 5 10:00 a.m. County Commissioners— Council Chambers 3:30 p.m. GRIT Steering Committee — CM Conference Room 4:30 p.m. City Council Executive Session — Council Chambers 5:30 p.m. City Council — Council Chambers Wednesday, November 6 5:30 p.m. Community Review Board — Council Chambers Thursday,November 7 9:00 a.m. Hearing Examiner— Council Chambers Friday November 8 11:00 a.m. Bid Opening — Council Chambers Monday, November 11 CITY OFFICES CLOSED 9 Office of Mayor/City Council Preliminary Future Activities Calendar Please Note: Meetings are subject to change Meeting Organization Meeting Purpose Participants Meeting Location Date/Time Mon. Nov. 4 10:00 a.m. Review Downtown Master Scheduled Meeting Coffey, Hill 2nd Floor Conference Plan Room 5:00 p.m. Tree City USA Board Board Meeting White Council Chambers meetin Tue. Nov. 5 3:30 p.m. GRIT Steering Committee Scheduled Meeting Hill, Gutierrez, CM Conference Room White 4:30 p.m, City Council Executive Scheduled Meeting Council Council Chambers Session 5:30 .m. Cit Council meetin Scheduled Meetin Council Council Chambers Thurs. Nov. 7 10:30 a.m. Public Facilities District Board Meeting Coffey Convention Center board meetin. Mon. Nov. 11 CITY OFFICES CLOSED Tue. Nov. 12 5:30 p.m. City Council study session Scheduled Meeting Council Council Chambers Wed. Nov. 13 I 10:00 a.m. Bike and Ped Committee Scheduled Meeting White 2nd Floor Conference Room 3:00 p.m. Planning Commission Scheduled Meeting Council Chambers meeting 5:30 p.m. Yakima Parks and Scheduled Meeting Gutierrez Council Chambers Recreation Commission Thur. Nov, 14 1:00 p.m. Seniors Inc Board Meeting Hill Harman Center 1:30 p.m. Yakima Regional Clean Air Scheduled Meeting Mendez Council Chambers Mon. Nov. 18 1:30 p.m. YVCOG Executive Board Meeting Hill YVCOG Committee meetin Tue. Nov. 19 1'1:30 a.m. Sports Commission Scheduled Meeting Cousens Hilton Garden Inn meeting 5:00 p.m. (T) City Council Executive Scheduled Meeting Council Council Chambers Session 5:30 p.m. City Council meeting Scheduled Meeting Council Council Chambers 10 Wed. Nov. 20 12:00 p.m. OIC Board meeting Board Meeting Gutierrez OIC 2:00 p.m. DRYVE I TRANS Action Scheduled Meeting Mendez WSDOT meeting 5:00 p.m. Yakima Valley Museum Board Meeting Hill Yakima Valley Board Museum Thur. Nov. 21 4:00 ..m. YCDA Board meetin• Board Meetin• Gutierrez New Vision Mon. Nov. 25 12:00 p.m. Capitol Theatre Board Board Meeting Mendez Capitol Theatre meetin* Wed. Nov. 27 12:00 p.m. Yakima Valley Tourism Board Meeting Mendez Convention Center Board 3:00 p.m. Planning Commission Scheduled Meeting Council Chambers 5:30 p.m. Historic Preservation Scheduled Meeting White Council Chambers Commission Thur. Nov. 28 CITY OFFICES CLOSED Fri Nov. 29 CITY OFFICES CLOSED