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11/19/2019 18A Council General Information a\'4\lyy bxk ik 1 +� PPP d g. P A PPPPPP+Pd s' lii it tYlltYlA.\ta. BUSINESS OF THE CITY COUNCIL YAKIMA, WASHINGTON AGENDA STATEM ENT Item No. 18.A. For Meeting of: November 19, 2019 ITEM TITLE: Council General Information SUBMITTED BY: Sonya Claar Tee, City Clerk SUMMARY EXPLANATION: 1 . Letter from the Chamber of Commerce 2. Thank you letter 3. Preliminary Council Agenda 4. City Meeting Schedule 5. Preliminary Future Activities Calendar ITEM BUDGETED: STRATEGIC PRIORITY: STAFF RECOMMENDATION: BOARD/COMMITTEE RECOMMENDATION: ATTACHMENTS: Description Upload Date Type D them r letter 11/13/201 ( r M mo D 11/13/2019 rMe o 2 Y . .. . F. 4. 'y Mayor Coffey and Members of Yakima City Council Cynthia Martinez, Acting City Manager Police Chief Matt Murray Dear Mayor Coffey/City Council, Cynthia arid Chief Murray, The annual Point-in-Time count of homelessness shows that for almost a decade now, Yakima's streets and greenspaces have been "home" to a large homeless population. As we know, this evokes compassion for their struggles, as well as frustration with actions and behaviors, commonly present with homelessness. While Yakima's homelessness rate is 171% of the national rate, it is average among Washington's ten largest counties. Steps can be taken to ensure our community does not accept that a portion of our population is likely to become homeless, simply due to this being "normal" in other large WA counties. Out of compassion for everyone in our valley, we must strategize and take action, Our Chamber membership, which is made up of many of the businesses in our valley, experience the effects of the homeless men/women/families almost daily. Some of their comments to us include: • We have homeless people who will camp in front of our business, often overnight. When they move in the morning (by themselves or with our prodding), they leave a mess which ranges from cigarettes and left over food to needles and human waste. • Customers are often wary of the homeless "camps"and or overflowing shopping carts and will often just stay away from coming in. • Our troshcons and dumpsters are ransacked leaving trash strewn about, • It is very hard to entice businesses to locate in downtown area when they see the problems caused by homelessness and nothing seems to be done about it. • Open drug use, left behind drug paraphernalia, using our alley or side of building as their toilets, vandalism to property, harassing our customers, causing our customers and staff to feel unsafe, putting out fires in dumpsters or on the sidewalks — all these are almost doily occurrences what are our taxes and assessments being used for? We urge our elected officials and policy makers to pursue a holistic approach to homelessness that integrates adequate amounts of professional-quality services (for issues like mental illness i',...1 (1111(L1k Lii)o • In North 98`)(1 • Plitt!it• 1119 '18 '1121 • RI\ tillP2'; 3 µ fry T Ye 1 tAl4 Ali ' s N1i P/L ✓n'LPl 4 ',M t : and addiction), with consistent and professional enforcement of civility and property crimes Such an approach has the highest likelihood of preserving and enhancing the quality of our community, Safety and respect for property and each other is the foundation of a sustainable society, as well as a basic precondition for thriving families and businesses. The public safety/consideration and property crimes resulting from homelessness, erode these foundations, Consistent and professional application of duly established standards for civility and property also benefits those struggling on the streets, with well-integrated and effective systems of rehabilitation and support (e.g. treatment and care for issues like addiction and mental illness). This approach communicates to the homeless population that our valley has not,accepted the idea that this is "as good as it gets" for them, and provides the action needed to make a real and positive impact for all, Call to action: The Chamber is not an expert in this area so we are calling on the City Council to lead and develop an actionable plan to resolve this issue, within the next six months, The plan must include dates and timelines for implementation and taking steps as defined by the plan, as well, We thank you for taking the time to listen to our position. If you would like to discuss this in more detail, please let us know.. 1"' may- c Verlynn Best I Bob Gent CEO, Yakima Chamber of Commerce Chamber Board Chairman ['us( H(,v 1,19a • la ?i,rk ,thb.Therl, ),ikiumAA,>iilntan, 9S )()7 • :Tian' 1T•1t71 ' Ix 'V'1 • 1,1‘ I z i l' ''F* Unl NoRvECi E22E0D19 CITY OF Y 1 11/5/2019 0F0nv • GER City of Yakima Council Members C/O City Manager's Office 129 N Second Street Yakima WA 98901 Dear City Manager and Council Members, I want to thank you very much for the assistance repairing the water leak in my home at the end of July. I was so frustrated because I would not get paid until the 9th of August and I did not have any money to pay a plumber. After speaking to Archie Matthews and his office team a plumber came out that afternoon and he replaced the line under the house so we could have water again. Office of Neighborhood Development Services is a great asset for low income city residents. Archie Mathews and his team are a pleasure to work with. Kind Regards, Linda Curlee 5805 Occidental Rd Yakima WA 98903 5 44, 164'' iJIr ^ 4 YAKIMA CITY COUNCIL December 3, 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. World Aids Day proclamation 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. Resolution authorizing a contract with ABCD Inc, for City Project No.koa Complete Streets B. Resolution authorizing AFSCME Transit Collective Bargaining Agreement for 2020-2023 C. Resolution authorizing award of RFP 11913P and execution of an agreement with Natural Selection Farms, to provide Biosolids Hauling and Land Application Services 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. Open record public hearing and Ordinances to consider the Yakima Planning Commission's recommendations regarding proposed text amendments to YMC Chapter 6.88 Environmental Policy, Title 14 Subdivisions, and Title 15 Urban Area Zoning Ordinance DEPARTMENT ITEMS 9. Resolution for reimbursement of expenses from bond proceeds for Yakima Convention Center 6 1.'?1 Expansion. t _ 10. Resolution authorizing a contract with XXXX Construction for the Yaki 1 Convention Center North Expansion Project 11. Ordinance adopting the 2020 Budget for the City of Yakima 12. Ordinance amending the 2019 budget and making appropriations from unappropriated balances for expenditure during 2019 (First Reading) CITY MANAGER UPDATE 13. Resolution stating the City of Yakima's support of a 2020 City-wide ballot proposition for Levy Lid Lift 14. Other Business 15. Adjournment The next meeting will be a City Council regular meeting on December 10, 2019, at 5:30 p.m. at City Hall 16. Council General Information A. Council General Information 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 heating 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. 7 CITY MEETING SCHEDULE For November 18 — November 25, 2019 Please note: Meetings are subject to change Monday, November 18 5:00 p.m. Tree Board —2nd Floor Conference Room 6:00 p.m. County Commissioners hearing — Council Chambers Tuesday, November 19 10:00 a.m. County Commissioners— Council Chambers 5:30 p.m. City Council — Council Chambers Thursday, November 21 9:00 a.m. Hearing Examiner— Council Chambers Monday, November 25 5:30 p.m. Community Integration Committee — Council Chambers 8 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. 18 12:00 p.m. GRIT Village meeting Scheduled Meeting Hill, Gutierrez, Comprehensive White Mental Health 1:30 p.m. YVCOG Executive Board Meeting Hill YVCOG Committee meeting Tue. Nov. 19 11:30 a.m. Sports Commission Scheduled Meeting Cousens Hilton Garden Inn meeting 5:30 p.m. City Council meeting Scheduled Meeting Council Council Chambers Wed. Nov. 20 12:00 p.m. OIC Board meeting Board Meeting Gutierrez OIC 12:00 p.m. PAL Board meeting Board Meeting White WA Fruit Community Center 2:00 p.m. DRYVE / 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 en. YCDA Board meeting Board Meeting Gutierrez New Vision Mon. Nov. 25 12:00 p.m. Capitol Theatre Board Board Meeting Mendez Capitol Theatre meeting 5:30 p.m. Community Integration Scheduled Meeting Gutierrez Council Chambers Committee 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