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03/06/2012 11 Council General Information BUSINESS OF THE CITY COUNCIL YAKIMA, WASHINGTON AGENDA STATEMENT , , Item No. For Meeting of: March 6, 2012 ITEM TITLE: Council General Information SUBMITTED BY: CONTACT PERSON/TELEPHONE: SUMMARY EXPLANATION: • 1. City Meeting Schedule for week of March 5, 2012 2. Preliminary Future Activities Calendar as of March 5, 2012 3. 3/1/12 Weekly Issues Report with excerpts from the Yakima City Charter and Yakima Municipal Code 4. Preliminary Council Agenda 5. 4th Quarter 2011 Municipal Court Office Statistics 6. January 2012 Association of Washington Cities Federal Legislative Priorities 7. 2/28/12 AWC Legislative Bulletin regarding State Budget 8. 2/17/12 Letter from Alan Tinsley thanking the Yakima Police Department 9. 2/28/12 Letter from Lori Zamudio regarding the Senior /Disabled Emergency Repair Program Resolution Ordinance Other (specify) Contract: Mail to: • Contract Term: Amount: Expiration Date: Insurance Required? No Funding Phone: Source: APPROVED FOR City SUBMITTAL: �,/ y Mana 9 er STAFF RECOMMENDATION: BOARD /COMMISSION RECOMMENDATION: ATTACHMENTS: Click to download O council information packet CITY MEETING SCHEDULE For March 5, 2012 — March 12, 2012 Please note: Meetings are subject to change Monday, March 5 10:00 a.m. City Council Media Briefing — Council Chambers 3:30 p.m. Civil Service Commission — Council Chambers Tuesday, March 6 10:00 a.m. Yakima County Commissioners Agenda Meeting — Council Chambers 1:30 p.m. Yakima County Commissioners Public Hearing — Council Chambers 4:30 p.m. City Council Executive Session — Council Chambers 6:00 p.m. City Council Meeting — Council Chambers Wednesday, March 7 1:30 p.m. Yakima County Commissioners Public Hearing — Council Chambers 5:30 p.m. Community Review Board — Council Chambers Thursday, March 8 9:00 a.m. County Hearing Examiner — Council Chambers 1 :00 p.m. Harman Center Board Meeting — Harman Center 2:00 p.m. Yakima Regional Clean Air Board Meeting — Council Chambers Monday, March 12 8:30 a.m. Pension Board Meeting — Human Resources Conference Room Office Of Mayor /City Council Preliminary Future Activities Calendar Please Note: Meetings are subject to change :: se... P an s� I': 1M11eeting;,`Loaticon' :: ;':: ; ,' O.r" anizatirin- v'x <, �l'Vleetirig F?urpo..- ;;�'� - .019. �� :6. �. " . h'3 r% i ry'vJ• : °M u' si y -. a y r Mon. Mar. 5 9:00 a.m. Corridor Project Meeting Scheduled Meeting Cawley YPD Special Ops Training Room 10:00 a.m. Council Media Briefing Scheduled Meeting Ettl Council Chambers Tue. Mar. 6 11:30 a.m. Sneak preview of Scheduled Event Open CWSF renovations at CWSF 12:00 p.m. Miscellaneous Issues Scheduled Meeting Cawley, Adkison TBD 4 p.m. City Council Executive Scheduled Meeting Council Council Chambers Session .6:00 ..m. Cit Council Meeting Scheduled Meeting Council Council Chambers Thur. Mar. 8 1:00 p.m. Harman Center Board Board Meeting Cawley, Adkison Harman Center Meeting 2:00 p.m. Yakima Regional Clean Air Scheduled Meeting Lover Council Chambers Meetin • Mon. Mar. 12 8.30 a.m Pension Boa rd Meetings Board Meetin• Coffe HR Conference Room 1. Mar. 14 30 p.m. EMS Operations Board Board Meeting Lover Yakima Regional 3.30 p.m Yakima Planning Scheduled Meeting Ensey Council Chambers Commission 5.30 p.m. Parks & Recreation Scheduled Meeting Adkison Council Chambers Commission Mon. Mar. 19 10 00 a m. City Council Media Briefing Scheduled Meeting Lover Council Chambers 5:30 ..m Airport Stud Session Scheduled Meeting Adkison Airport Conference Room Tue. Mar. 20 12 00 p m. Miscellaneous Issues Scheduled Meeting Cawley, Adkison TBD 2 00 p.m. Yakima County Gang Scheduled Meeting Adkison TBD Commission 5:00 p m. (T) City Council Executive Scheduled Meeting Council Council Chambers Session 6 • m Cit Council Meeting Scheduled Meeting Council Council Chambers Wed. Mar. 21 12 00 p.m. PAL Board Meeting Board Meeting Coffey PAL Center 12:00 p.m. New Vision Annual Meeting Scheduled Meeting Open Convention Center 24. Mar. 22 30 a m. Airport Board Meeting Board Meeting Adkison Airport Conference Room 9 30 a.m. DYBID Elections Scheduled Meeting Bristol City Manager's Conference Committee meeting Room 1:30 ..m. EMS & Trauma Board Board Meetin• Lover Yakima Memorial . Mon. Mar. 26 . _ .__ 12.00 p.m. Greenway Board Meeting Board Meeting Ettl Greenway Visitors Center 12'00 p.m. Capitol Theatre Board Board Meeting Bristol Capitol Theatre Meetin. MEMORANDUM March 1, 2012 TO: The Honorable Mayor and City Council Members FROM: Michael Morales, Interim City Manager SUBJECT: Weekly Issues Report • EXECUTIVE SESSION: The Executive Session will begin at 4:30 p.m. on Tuesday, March 6. John Darrington will be here to review the City Manager applicants with Council. • NORTH FIRST STREET GRANT OPPORTUNITY: The Yakima Valley Conference of Governments issued a call for preliminary engineering (PE) projects with a maximum grant amount of $250,000. The purpose of this PE is to provide jurisdictions with the opportunity to get projects "shovel ready" in case other "fast track" construction funds become available'. The City applied for a $250,000 `grant to design the North 1 Street. Revitalization, between 'N' Street and SR 12. This project would improve North 1 Street by rehabilitating the pavement and lane markings, removing on- street parking, enhancing street and pedestrian lighting, constructing median islands and installing various pedestrian and decorative elements. • CITY EMAIL SYSTEM FAILURES: The City's E -mail system has been suffering intermittent failures due to the old age of the hardware and software. We planned for an upgrade and have already purchased the necessary hardware and software. With these failures it has moved that project to the top of the priority list and the IT department personnel are working diligently to upgrade this service. This is a very complex project and as such we must proceed with a reasonable level of caution. We are hopeful that we can complete the full conversion to the new system by the end of March and in the mean time the technical staff will be closely monitoring the existing system to avoid, or at least minimize, any adverse affects on City business. • AGENDA SETTING: There have been concerns expressed by some Council members about how the Council meeting agenda is prepared. For your reference, I have attached Yakima Municipal Code and Charter provisions that describe the duties of the City Manager related to business of the City. • NATIONAL LEAGUE OF CITIES: I will be joining Mayor Cawley and Councilman Dave Ettl in Washington DC on March 11 to meet with legislators and attend the National League of Cities Conference. City Attorney Jeff Cutter will be the Acting City Manager during my absence. If you need to reach me I will have my cell phone and CaIly will know how to get in contact with me. • UTILITY CUSTOMER SERVICE WINDOW: The finance director asked if the utility customer service window could open at 8:30 a.m. This allows staff to prepare for the day and identify any issues or concerns. • ORGANIZATIONAL CHANGES: Effective March 1 the water, waste water and utilities divisions have been moved from the Administration Department to the Department of Community and Economic Development. Information Systems was moved from the Finance Department to the Administration Department. The shift for the utilities was part of the 2012 budget.. • STATE FAIR PARK RENOVATIONS: The CWSF is having a special "sneak preview" of the renovations at State Fair Park on Tuesday, March 6 from 11:30 a.m. — 1:00 p.m. if you want to attend. Lunch will be provided. • CITY MANAGER LEAVE: I will be out of the office on personal leave Thursday, March 8. Jeff Cutter will be Acting City Manager in my absence. YAKIMA CITY CHARTER SECTION 9. The powers and duties of the City Manager shall be: (1) To have general supervision over the administrative affairs of the municipality; (2) To appoint and remove at any time all department heads, officers and employees of the City, except members of the Council, but the appointment and removal of those department heads, officers` and employees who are subject to Civil Service or merit systems of the City of Yakima shall be pursuant to the Civil Service laws, rules and regulations of. such City in existence at the effective date hereof: provided, that the Council may cause an audit to be made of any department or office of the City government and may select the persons to make it, without the advice or consent of the City Manager; (3) To attend all meetings of the Council at which his attendance may be required by that body; (4) To see that all laws and ordinances are faithfully executed, subject-to the authority which the Council may grant the Mayor to maintain law and order in times of emergency; (5) To recommend, fora'doption by the Council such measures as he may deem necessary;or expedient; (6) To prepare „and submit to the Council such reports as may be required by that body or as he may deem it advisable to submit; (7) To keep the Council fully advised of the financial condition of the City or town and its future needs; (8) To prepare and submit to the Council a tentative budget for the fiscal year; (9) To perform such other duties as the Council may determine by ordinance or resolution. Yakima Municipal Code 1.18.010 City manager — Powers and duties. The city manager shall be the chief executive officer and the head of the administrative branch of the city government. He shall be responsible to the council for the proper administration of all administrative affairs of the city and to that end he shall have power and shall be required to: 1 Plan, direct and coordinate the administrative functions of the city and administer and execute the laws and ordinances of the city; 2. Appoint and, when necessary for the good of the service, remove all administrative officers and employees of the city, all in compliance with civil service rules, regulations and laws, he may authorize the head of the department or office to appoint and remove subordinates in such department or office; 3. Prepare the budget annually and submit it to the council and be responsible for its administration after adoption;' 4 Prepare and submit to the council at the end of the fiscal year a complete year -end financial report of the city for the preceding year; 5. Keep the council advised of the financial condition of future needs of the city and make such recommendations as may seem to him desirable; 6 Administer all finance and fiscal matters of the city and countersign warrants and approve claim vouchers and authorize travel for administrative personnel; 7. Perform such other duties as may be prescribed by this chapter or required of him by the council, not inconsistent with the Charter; 8. Prepare and submit to the council such reports as may be required by that body or he may deem it advisable to submit; 9. Transfer between items within any class in the budget, and notwithstanding the provisions of any statute to the contrary, the budgetary transfers herein authorized may be made as between any offices, departments, divisions, services, institutions, etc., or any combination thereof within the city's organizational structure, which operate from the appropriations of the same fund, provided, however, that no salary shall be increased above the amount provided therefor in the budget and compensation plan (Ord. 2570 § 2, 1981 Ord. 2303 § 1, 1979: Ord. 2007 § 1, 1976: Ord. 284, 1961 Ord 7 § 1, 1959). PRELIMINARY FUTURE COUNCIL AGENDA March 13 NO SCHEDULED BUSINESS MEETING March 20 (T) 5 :00 p.m. Executive Session — Council Chambers 6:00 p.m. Business Meeting — Council Chambers • Recognize City Employee Wayne Parsley for 30 years of service • Resolution authorizing the City Manager to execute a Professional Services Agreement with Huibregtse, Louman Associates for the extension of the City's Industrial Wastewater Collection System in the vicinity of 23 Avenue and River Road • Resolution authorizing City Manager to execute and approve Yakima Police Patrolman's Association (YPPA) Collective Bargaining Agreement for 2012- 2013 • Resolution authorizing City Manager to execute and approve International Association of Fire Fighters (IAFF) Collective Bargaining Agreement for 2012- 2013 • First reading of ordinance approving 2011 encumbrance appropriations 7.00 p.m. Public Hearings 3/1/2012 10:39 AM 1 MEMORANDUM March 6, 2012 TO: The Honorable Mayor and Members of City Council Michael Morales, Interim City Manager FROM: The Honorable Susan Woodard, Presiding Judge Linda Hagert, Court Services Manager Debbie Baldoz, CPA SUBJECT: 4th Quarter 2011 Municipal Court Office Statistics The City of Yakima Municipal Court operation was created in late 1996 and has been an independent judicial arm of the City since January 1, 1997. The Court adjudicates all traffic infractions, misdemeanors, and gross misdemeanors cited in the City. The Court operates with two full time Judges, one of whom presides over the Court's activities, and a part time Court Commissioner. The City Council adopts the Courts budget annually; the Court is otherwise independent from City Administration. Following please find summary statistical reports for Municipal Court 4th Quarter activity through December 31, 2011. Detailed reports are available from the Office of the Municipal Court. Prior year totals for 2010 are included for comparison. The following summary information for each quarter includes: I. Municipal Court Infraction Statistics II. Municipal Court Criminal Statistics III. Public Safety Education Assessment (PSEA) Statistics IV. Collection Statistics -- Municipal Court Outstanding Time -Pay Contracts V. Outside Agency Collection Statistics DB 2011 4th Qtr MuniCt Page 1 Yakima Municipal Court -- 4th Quarter 2011 I. Municipal Court Infraction Statistics 2010 2011 Prior 2011 Prior Year Qtrs. October November December YTD Total Filings - Proceedings During Year: Infractions Filed 9,690 7,486 776 678 660 9,600 Violations Charged 12,829 9,788 1,030 891 877 12,586 Mitigation Hearings 1,291 905 85 112 88 1,190 Contested Hearings 285 236 9 23 24 292 Show Cause Hearings 82 84 8 7 9 108 Other Hearings On Record 2,780 1,778 248 275 195 2,496 -. Total 26,957 20,277 2,156 1,986 1,853 26,272 Dispositions During Year: Infractions Paid 2,594 1,885 217 200 167 2,469 Failure to Respond 3,312 2,498 132 100 82 2,812 Committed 4,143 2,938 264 333 342 3,877 Not Committed 192 129 6 15 16 166 Dismissed 1,939 1,479 169 159 121 1,928 Amended 11 2 1 4 2 9 Total Disposed 12,191 8,931 789 811 730 11,261 Municipal Court Traffic Infraction Revenues $1,008,228 $704,981 $96,116 $78,169 $81,219 $960,485 Budget $1,060,000 $1,000,000 DB 2011 4th Qtr MuniCt Page 2 Yakima Municipal Court -- 4th Quarter 2011 II. Municipal Court Criminal Statistics 2010 Prior 2011 Prior 2011 Year Qtrs. October November December YTD Total Filings During Year: Citations Filed 5,650 3,881 493 447 320 5,141 Violations Charged 6,740 4,661 576 511 384 6,132 Trial Settings During 'Year: Non Jury Trials Set 9 6 2 0 0 8 Jury Trials 2,377 1,744 136 140 134 2,154 Proceedings: Arraignments 3,841 3,197 310 381 367 4,255 Non Jury Trials 0 1 0 0 0 1 Jury Trials 22 11 1 2 1 15 Stipulations to Record 0 3 0 0 0 3 Other Hearings 6,348 3,932 398 366 407 5,103 Dispositions: Bail Forfeitures 39 8 2 1 0 11 Guilty 3,557 2,843 314 279 262 3,698 Not Guilty 8 5 0 0 0 5 Dismissed 2,560 1,728 230 148 149 2,255 Amended 398 278 23 15 13 329 Deferred /Driver 559 398 48 43 54 543 Prosecution Resumed 115 104 5 4 12 125 Total Disposition 7,236 5,364 622 490 490 6,966 Criminal Fines Revenue: DWI Penalties $114,642 $79,853 $8,552 $5,992 $8,376 $102,773 Criminal Traffic 160,199 105,021 14,467 15,662 12,736 147,886 Non - Traffic Misdemeanor 88,263 53,533 16,687 9,270 7,780 87,270 Recoupments 214,836 135,240 17,586 19,931 13,721 186,478 Total Fines $577,670 $373,647 $57,292 $50,855 $42,613 $524,407 otal Budget $577,000 $545,000 DB 2011 4th Qtr MuniCt Page 3 Yakima Municipal Court -- 4th Quarter 2011 III. Public Safety Education Assessment (PSEA) Statistics _ 2010 2011 Prior 2011 Prior Year Qtrs. October November December YTD Total Public Safety $1,441,389 $1,039,164 $142,569 $117,141 $117,660 $1,416,534 Education Assessment (PSEA) Payments * * Required payments to State Public Safety Education. Revenue for these payments is included as part of the total fine. Revenue figures presented are net of these payments. IV. Collection Statistics -- Municipal Court Outstanding Time -Pay Contracts As of 12/31/2011 Outstanding Municipal Court Time -Pay Agreements ** $2,972,511 * *After judgment the offender makes arrangements with the court to pay their outstanding fines. If the offender does not make a payment in 30 days and does not make an effort with the court to make other arrangements to pay, the account is considered in arrears. A final notice is mailed to the person in arrears. If ignored the account , is then turned over to collection. Over $2.6 million were turned over to collection in 2011. The collection agency is mandated by the state of Washington to write off accounts still owing ten years after the judgment date due to the statute of limitations. The statute of limitations covers all fines and restitution. V. Outside Collection Agency Statistics 2011 and Prior Years Outside Collection Agency: * ** Accounts Assigned in Prior Years $16,142,399 Accounts Assigned in 2007 3,406,587 Accounts Assigned in 2008 4,405,002 Accounts Assigned in 2009 4,898,858 Accounts Assigned in 2010 . 4,255,837 Accounts Assigned in 2011 6,918,493 Total Assignments $40,027,176 Dollars Collected Since Assignment (Cumulative) (as of 12/31/11) $6,482,535 Collection Performance Court Accounts 16.20% * ** Net of cancellation DB 2011 4th Qtr MuniCt Page 4 January 2012 • ASSOCIATION m OF WASHINGTON Fir Q de / al Legislative _ Washington cities urge our Congressional Delegation Advance Streamlined Sales Tax Legislation to work toward solving the fiscal dilemma facing our Support advancement of streamlined sales and use nation. We appreciate the efforts of Senator Murray tax legislation and oppose mandatory requirements as Co -Chair of the Joint Select Committee on Deficit for state collection and administration of local Reduction. Washington cities believe neither party can telecommunications taxes. fix this problem on their own, and we seek meaningful • Enact legislation that would grant states the authority compromise that relies on tax reform, cuts in spending, they need to require sellers, regardless of location, and increases in revenues as the best path towards to collect sales and use taxes owed to them per the solving our current fiscal crises. This approach is Streamlined Sales Tax Agreement. consistent with the recommendations of the National ▪ Strongly oppose the inclusion of mandatory Commission on Fiscal Responsibility and Reform. requirements for state collection and administration Allowing sequestration to dictate budget priorities for of local telecommunication taxes. domestic spending and defense will harm our nation, our state, and our cities. Our cities depend on federal Maintain Community Development Funding assistance for health, housing and human services. Resume funding for the Community Development Block Furthermore, Washington State's economy includes Grant (CDBG) program at historic levels of $4.5 billion as significant defense bases and investments that would a smart investment in the future of America's cities and be harmed by indiscriminate cuts resulting from towns. , questration. We urge our Congressional Delegation to • Closely consult with city and town officials on any Lek meaningful compromise. proposed legislative or regulatory reforms to the CDBG program. Invest in Infrastructure • Support a hold harmless provision in any CDBG reform Create an adequately funded comprehensive national proposal so cities and towns affected by formula surface transportation plan. changes have a reasonable period of time to adjust to • Promote a multimodal, network for the environmental, those formula changes. social, and economic development of our country. ▪ Support efforts to improve CDBG performance • Ensure the sustainability of both the highway and measures and accountability standards in order to mass transit accounts within the federal Highway demonstrate meaningful and successful achievements Trust Fund. in CDBG targeted neighborhoods. • Support partnership between federal, state, and Appropriate $2 billion in the Homeless Assistance Grant local governments to provide improved multimodal program to help those who are homeless or in danger of transportation. becoming homeless. • Acknowledge local decision - making authority. • Fund communications infrastructure and provide Ensure Safe Communities incentives that encourage telecommuting as a Continue funding for law enforcement and emergency Transportation Demand Management strategy. response programs. • Invest in local infrastructure programs, such as the Clean Support continued necessary federal funding for Water and Drinking Water Revolving Funds, as a way to programs such as the Community Oriented Policing put people back to work. Services (COPS) program, Staffing for Adequate Fire and Emergency Response Grants (SAFER), and Local Provide adequate, predictable, and long -term funding for Law Enforcement Block Grants. airport capital and development projects. • Reallocate a portion of the broadcast spectrum called 'D- Block' to public safety and provide adequate funding to resolve interoperability problems that impact emergency communications and data systems. • Fund pilot programs to assist municipalities in developing creative solutions to combat crime. #4 . e. ofWashington y p WA 98501 • awcnet.org f � 6_+ �� � �,� Association of Washin on Cities • 1076 Franklin St SE, OI m ia,l Senate's supplemental budget proposal released — Smaller impacts to cities > Association of Washington... Page 1 of 2 £ r. l {,111tr1 4 # "" %, f ;l ' �" 'f 6 W .p4 4 3 a s wre . s. r ?t ; ;;9 �, 9 a',fi ?Al ' J `" r a " .. e s" , , .' fN ova - ^-.«., ....y .a , w t , ? £ x a € 0 ,04' 1_ 0 ,,,NT4, '''/:,*:'"'' .!, ,'' - ' t \ :it • ,. 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Law Et justice Regarding impacts to cities, here is a high -level comparison of the House proposal versus the Senate proposal: Municipal finance Personnel Et labor relations Proposed 2012 Supplemental Operating Budget - as of 2/28/12 House Senate State budget Estimated impacts to cities (in $M) Telecommunications Transportation Liquor Revolving Fund (Profits): Under 1.1183, cities will continue -33.6 -33 6 to receive their current liquor profit distribution (identified as a "comparable period ") plus a proportional share of an additional $10 million per year. Both proposals do not change that distribution; however, they do keep any "excess" liquor profits resulting from privatization to be used for state general fund purposes (The House keeps it permanently white the Senate keeps it for the rest of the biennium). Cities can still expect to receive very close to what they've received in the recent past. Liquor Excise Tax: Both proposals eliminate the distribution of the -11.2 ' -23.2 liquor excise tax. House eliminates it permanently beginning January 2013 and the Senate eliminates it temporarily beginning July 2012. Municipal Criminal Justice Account -7 3 0 Basic Law Enforcement Training -4.6 0 Water Resources Program - grants reduced -3 3 0 Rural Major Crimes Task Force -1.3 0 http:// www. awcnet. org/ LegislativeAdvocacy /LegislativeBulletin/ StateBudget /Supplementalbudget /tabid /... 2/29/2012 - Senate's supplemental budget proposal released — Smaller impacts to cities .> Association of Washington... Page 2 of 2 Grants to associate development organizations -1.2 0 Training for prosecutors, defense attorneys, and municipal -0.6 0 attorneys and elimination of the Drug Prosecution Assistance Program Municipal judges salaries -0.25 0 Sale of liquor distribution center 0 6 Total city impact -63.35 -50 8 Major differences between the two proposals include: • The Senate proposal incorporates our request for temporary rather than permanent reductions to state - shared liquor revenues. The House reductions are permanent. • The Senate's proposal makes no reductions to other state shared revenues. • While the cuts to cities in the House proposal are greater and permanent, they are made at the end of the 2012 calendar year. Cities would not need to amend their 2012 budgets. In its current form, the Senate proposal would likely require cities to open up their 2012 budgets and amend them. • The Senate proposal distributes half proceeds from the sate of the liquor distribution center to local governments. • The Senate proposal includes the suspension of state contributions to the Law Enforcement Officers' and Fire Fighters' Retirement System (LEOFF) for the remainder of the 2011 -13 fiscal biennium (a $74 M savings for the state) under the provisions of SB 6563 which merges LEOFF Nan 1 and LEOFF Plan 2. Member benefits, including benefits provided to LEOFF Plan 1 members through local disability boards, are not affected by the merger. Look for a more detailed analysis of the budget proposals on our website tomorrow. The Senate Ways ft Means Committee will conduct a public hearing on the budget tonight. AWC will testify, thanking members for making the cuts to the liquor revenues temporary and expressing concern that the timing of these cuts wilt force cities to re -open their budgets. The full House may vote on their budget sometime this week; however, we are hearing that it's unclear whether they have the votes to pass it. We will provide an update on the budget negotiations in this Friday's Legislative Bulletin. If you haven't done so already, take the time to contact your legislators and let them know how these budget proposals will impact your city. 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'. ��... �: %t':u:??��� �:tr,. v�4,#,��� ,�:':�:�.w�:.... 3�r..t max. . £Ww�.+:;:r� � ,.- r�i x�.;., 1076 Franklin St. 5E Olympia, WA 98501 1 360.753 -4137 1 Site Map 1 Privacy Statement I Terms Of Use 1 Copyright ? 2011 Association of Washington Cities zttp:// www. awcnet. org/ LegislativeAdvocacy /LegislativeBulletin/ StateBudget /Supplementalbudget /tabid /... 2/29/2012 RECEIVED CITY OF YAKIMA FEB 2 ' 2012 OFFICE OF CITY COUNCIL 61 Rolling Hills Drive Yakima, WA 98908 February 17, 2012 Captain Greg Copeland 200 South 3` Street Yakima, WA 98901 - Captain Greg Copeland, On February 13, 2012, I made the mistake of leaving my wallet on the counter of the Dollar Tree Store. A woman a few people behind me took the wallet claiming it was hers. Lucky for me two good things happened, a video camera recorded the incident, and Officer Steve Morkert was on duty. Officer Morkert viewed the video, recognized the woman, and knew where to locate her. Officer Morkert, being far more than a law enforcer used his skills as a social worker, and some psychology. In short, my wallet, which I never expected to see again, was returned to me. Everything was intact, including $200 in cash. Officer Steve Morkert is a credit to himself, the Yakima Police Department, and our community. Thank you Officer Steve Morkert! Sincerely, /4:04.ettik Alan F. Tinsley BA, MA, PhD. Retired educator ', . RECEIVED CITY OF YAKIMA FEB 2 ` 701� .�u � :^~'~ /l . ( \ - -- � / 0 A- ! L -- T `---- -=---~--�---- - ---------- �J -.--- '----- -' - ---' \ \ \� ° ] =~ \ - - ------- _-:-_ [�}8)������ [` � »���._ . __ hew. tl _ _ [ ' ' / D:i. .c1,1,31 se-1nel ez(--1 P---------rro--rq v-Y-Y- )- lt7- ci__QYZ.Lca.:av cilAte_l_.1 --t-4.141-__ 1/09_ Ve-_-.y1/4-- & La_ 5 ER. tv.. ( 9' ii.p__Q-Al_____t, . ____Aocki_L_ ctii_..4. _ _67r_v________&____-9 tall _i___`.9,_ Ue.y_li.._n_ 1- .,2___ ___1 . . 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