YAKIMA, Wash. - The first meeting of a state-level anti-gang work group will be held next Monday, July 30, in Yakima.
Local Representative Charles Ross, and Senator Jim Clements, are both members. They're pleased the first meeting is happening in Yakima, because city leaders are currently debating how to deal with gangs.
Work group members will hold a community meeting at 3:00 at the Miller Park Activities Center. Their goal is to come up with legislative measures to combat gangs, create a statewide gang database, and figure out how to prevent teens from joining gangs.