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09/21/2021 02A.i. Hispanic Heritage Month proclamation • rr 11 i • iO enc u nrry 1 BUSINESS OF THE CITY COUNCIL YAKIMA, WASHINGTON AGENDA STATEMENT Item No.A.i. For Meeting of: September 21, 2021 ITEM TITLE: Hispanic Heritage Month proclamation SUBMITTED BY: Cally Price,Assistant to the City Manager SUMMARY EXPLANATION: See attached. ITEM BUDGETED: STRATEGIC PRIORITY: APPROVED FOR SUBMITTAL BY THE CITY MANAGER RECOMMENDATION: ATTACHMENTS: Description Upload Date Type 0 Hispanic Heritage Month proclamation 9/16/2021 Corer Memo 2 CITY OE TAR111,4 TROCLAWATION WHIE c AS, President Lyndon P. Johnson established'Jfispanic 7feritage Week' in 1968; and WHIE fS, President 1&,onafd Xeagan expanded the celebration in 1988 to cover a month-Gong period from September 15th through October 15th and declared it to be '5\fationaC9lispanic 7feritage Yvianth'• and WW!ERc AS, during 'NationaCxispanic fiferitage 5Y1onth"the contributions made to and the important presence of xispanic and Latino Americans in the 'United States and their heritage and culture are honored,. and WHIE c AS, .7fispanic and Latino Americans have had a profound and positive influence on our country, including the Yakima Valley; and WHIE AS, the significant and impactfuC contributions xispanic and Latino Americans have made to the Yakima VaCCey's economy have enabled our region's diversified industries to grow andprosper; and WJL!ERJ4S, the 'United States has a Cong and storied history of weCcoming immigrants, which has given it a significant advantage over the rest of the world,• and 149-PEcRlEy1S, 55 million Americans, or about 17% of the country's total population, and about 48% of Yakima County's total population, are of xispanic or Latino origin. NOW, 47CEEcFORE, I, Patricia Pyers, Wiayor of the City of Yakima, and on behalf of the Yakima City Council; do hereby proclaim September 15th through October 15th as Hispanic 5Ceritage Month in the City of Yakima, and urge everyone to [earn about, acknowledge, and applaud the generations of xispanic and Latino Americans who have enriched our community and those that will continue to build a bright and hopeful future for themselves, their families, and aCCof us who caCC the Yakima Valley home. Datedthis 21st day of September, 2021 Patricia Pyers, [Mayor