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12/14/2021 03A.i. Homeless Persons Memorial Proclamation °F`Y�'`,1`1°''a • l'41 rr 11 i iO enc u nrry 1 BUSINESS OF THE CITY COUNCIL YAKIMA, WASHINGTON AGENDA STATEMENT Item No.A.i. For Meeting of: December 14, 2021 ITEM TITLE: Homeless Persons Memorial Proclamation SUBMITTED BY: Cally Price,Assistant to the City Manager SUMMARY EXPLANATION: Rhonda Hauff, CEO at Yakima Neighborhood Health, will accept the proclamation ITEM BUDGETED: STRATEGIC PRIORITY: APPROVED FOR SUBMITTAL BY THE CITY MANAGER RECOMMENDATION: ATTACHMENTS: Description Upload Date Type Homeless Persons Memorial Proclamation 12/7/2021 Corer Memo 2 CI'TYOW 'YAICIIA PRO CEAIttfTIOX ERSEJ21S, adequate housing is essentialforhealthy communities; and ERSEJ21S, winter poses a hardship to the 633 unsheltered women, men, youth, and children counted in this year's Point in 'Time count in (Yakima County - 261 surviving unsheltered and another253 in emergency shelters; and W"JHEREAS, approximately 60 individuals in our community are known to have died this year who have lived without a permanent, safe place to call home as well as those unknown to us who have died too soon because of the experience of homelessness; and ` 0/ILRE,I S, December 21st is National.Ifomeless Persons'fvtemorial Day as designated by the National Coalition for the.Ioomeless and the National.Ifealth Care for the.Ioomeless Council; and WiPEREAS, in recognition of the special challenges and trauma the pandemic has presented to communities nationwide this year, citizens of(Yakima are encouraged to promote compassion and generosity for allpeopre, especially the poor and the homeless. NOZ), t.KtER,EJFORE, I Patricia Byers, Alayor of the City of(Yakima and on behalf of the City Council, do hereby proclaim 'Tuesday, December21st, 2021, as "gCome(ess Persons' (Memorial.Day" in the City of(Yakima and askall residents to take a moment of silence in remembrance of those who passedfrom ailments or conditions related to homelessness and encourage support for local efforts to eliminate homelessness in our community. Dated this 14th day of December, 2021 Patricia Byers, Alayor