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Yakima City Council hosts community meeting to discuss recent violence

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Yakima, WA - Anyone who wants to voice their concerns about the recent violence in the Yakima Valley will have a chance to do so at a community meeting on Thursday, April, 13th at 5:30 p.m. at The Seasons Performance Hall.

Community leaders like Mayor Avina Gutierrez, the Yakima Police Chief, the Yakima County Prosecutor, and many more civic leaders will all be at the meeting to hear public comments and discuss the recent murders along with what is being done to combat violence in the city.

"It is an opportunity for us to gather as a community and listen to what is currently being done, but also an opportunity to come together as a community and see how we can move forward for the future," said Carmen Méndez, Yakima Councilwoman, District 3.

The event organized by the City Council, is calling for the community to come together to help talk, and find solutions to the problems that the area faces to help find the root of the crimes. 

"I want to listen to our Police Chief Rizzi, I want to listen to our City Council people to see from their perspective and what they're seeing from a higher corporate level than where I am, I have a great concern because I think that we've lost our moral compass," said Yakima resident, Beverly Breitenfedt.

The event is open to the public and anyone who wants to attend is invited to head out to The Seasons Performance Hall at 101 N Naches Ave, Yakima, WA 98901.