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04/20/2021 02Aiii Stop Asian Hate Day proclamation a\'4\lyy bxk ik 1 + PPP d g. P A PPPPPP+Pd s' lii it a, tYlltYlA.\ta. BUSINESS OF THE CITY COUNCIL YAKIMA, WASHINGTON AGENDA STATEMENT Item No.A.iii. For Meeting of:April 20, 2021 ITEM TITLE: Stop Asian Hate Day proclamation SUBMITTED BY: Cally Price,Assistant to the City Manager SUMMARY EXPLANATION: See attached. Rocio Carrion will accept. ITEM BUDGETED: STRATEGIC PRIORITY: APPROVED FOR SUBMITTAL BY THE CITY MANAGER RECOMMENDATION: ATTACHMENTS: Description Upload Date Type D top Asian Flate or lamation 4/13/ 1 r Me o 2 CITY OW YAlIUtA PRO CLAI1A7zoW `4 fcEckEAS, CO`CIcD-19 was not created or caused by any race, nationality or ethnicity, and the World.Ifealth Organization has cautioned against using geographic descriptors that can fuel-ethnic andracialdiscrimination; and `W'}FEcEAS, since the onset of the CO` I D-19 pandemic last spring, there has been a sharp increase in the number of reported acts of discrimination, violence, and hate crimes committed against Asian Americans and Pac fc Islanders in the "united States as well as countries across the world, and `W'}FEcEAS, it is important to acknowledge this alarming occurrence; as it has affected the safety and security of people and businesses in the City of(Yakima; and `W'}(´┐ŻEcEAS, the SYLarch 16, 2021 murders of eight people, including sijlsian American women in Atlanta, Georgia, were tragic and reprehensible, and have drawn additional-international-attention to violence against the Asian American community; and `W'}(IEcEAS,protests and mass demonstrations have been held to callfor an end to violence against Asian Americans. *tang individuals and organizations are rallying around the phrase 'Stop Asian.Ifate" to raise awareness and educate others on this criticalsubject; and `W'}(´┐ŻEcEAS, the City of(Yakima wishes to affirm its commitment to the well being and safety of its Asian American community, and ensure they know they are not alone and that we are committed to ending the spread of allforms of hate and bigotry. NOW t flERETOKE, I, Patricia Byers, Wtayor of the City of(Yakima and on behalf of the City Council hereby proclaim 'Friday,April23, 2021 as 'STOP ASLA\MATE 1DAT" in the City of(Yakima. Dated this 20th day ofApriC, 2021 Patricia Byers, Wtayor