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01/05/2021 02Ci Martin Luther King Jr. Week ProclamationB US INE S S O F T HE C I T Y C O UNC I L YAK I M A, WAS HING T O N AG E ND A S TAT E M E NT I tem No. C.i. For Meeting of: J anuary 5, 2021 I T E M T IT L E :Martin L uther King J r. week proclamation S UB M IT T E D B Y:Cally Price, Administrative A ssistant S UM M ARY E X P L ANAT I O N: S ee attached. I T E M B UD G E T E D: S T RAT E G I C P RI O RI T Y: AP P RO V E D F O R S UB M IT TAL B Y T HE C IT Y M ANAG E R RE C O M M E ND AT I O N: AT TAC HM E NT S : Description Upload Date Type MLK proclamation 12/21/2020 Cover Memo 1 CITY OF YAKIMACITY OF YAKIMACITY OF YAKIMACITY OF YAKIMA P R O C L A M A T I O NP R O C L A M A T I O NP R O C L A M A T I O NP R O C L A M A T I O N WHEREASWHEREASWHEREASWHEREAS, Dr. Martin Luther King Jr. devoted his life to advancing equality, social justice, and opportunity for all, and challenged all Americans to participate in the never-ending work of building a more perfect union; and WHEREASWHEREASWHEREASWHEREAS, Dr. King’s teachings can continue to guide and inspire us in addressing challenges in our communities, and the King Holiday and Service Act, enacted in 1994, designated the King Holiday as a national day of a volunteer service; and WHEREASWHEREASWHEREASWHEREAS, since 1994, millions of Americans have been inspired by the life and work of Dr. Martin Luther King Jr. to serve their neighbors and communities on the King Holiday, and serving on the King Holiday is an appropriate way to honor Dr. King, meet local and national needs, bring our citizens together, and strengthen our communities and nation; and WHEREASWHEREASWHEREASWHEREAS, the King Day of Service is the only federal holiday commemorated as a national day of service, and offers an opportunity for Americans to give back to their communities on the holiday and make an ongoing commitment to service throughout the year; and WHEREASWHEREASWHEREASWHEREAS, King Day of Service projects are being organized by a wide range of nonprofit and community organizations, educational institutions, public agencies, private businesses, and other organizations across the nation; and WHEREASWHEREASWHEREASWHEREAS, each of us can and must contribute to making our communities better with increased opportunity for all citizens, and citizens of Yakima, Washington have the opportunity to participate in events throughout our city on the King Day of Service, January 18th, 2021, NOW THEREFORENOW THEREFORENOW THEREFORENOW THEREFORE, the Yakima City Council does hereby proclaim the Martin Luther King Jr. Holiday as a DAY of SERVICEDAY of SERVICEDAY of SERVICEDAY of SERVICE and call upon the people of Yakima to pay tribute to the life and works of Dr. Martin Luther King Jr. through participation in community service projects on Martin Luther King Day and throughout the year. Dated this 5th day of January, 2021 Mayor 2