COVID-19 Rise in Yakima Forcing Change by City Council
It's back to remote meetings for the Yakima City Council. Council members say they're going back to using Zoom because of an increase in COVID-19 cases in Yakima. You can watch the meetings live on Y-PAC, Charter Spectrum Channel 194, on Zoom, and by livestream on the City website.
PEOPLE CAN STILL COMMENT REMOTELY
“The City is adapting to the COVID-19 emergency as it evolves,” said City Communications & Public Affairs Director Randy Beehler. “The return to Zoom meetings is a reasonable next step in the City’s ongoing efforts to continue to provide vital services to the community while helping contain the spread of COVID-19.” You can comment remotely on meeting agenda items. Just go to the city website. Click Public Comment | City Council yakimawa.gov to find information and requirements for signing up to provide public comment on agenda items. The link includes a Public Comment Request Form.
THERE ARE MANY WAYS TO CONTACT THE COUNCIL
Regular City Council meeting agendas are typically available the Friday afternoon prior to the Tuesday meeting. Meeting agendas are posted online at Agendas and Minutes | City Council (yakimawa.gov)
Other options to provide public comment to the City Council include:
Email the Council (preferred) at firstname.lastname@example.org
Send comments by postal mail to
Yakima City Council
129 N. 2nd Street, Yakima, WA 98901
Call 509-575-6050 (during business hours)
Yakima City Council meetings were held via telephone and Zoom after the state instituted safety protocols in March 2020 due to the COVID-19 pandemic. Yakima City Hall re-opened to the public in June 2021 when COVID-19 cases declined in Yakima County and around the state.