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Sunnyside City Council Briefs

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Council cancels Feb. 17 meeting

This past Monday night, the Sunnyside City Council canceled the Tuesday, Feb. 17, meeting for lack of agenda items. The Council usually meets on Monday night, but was scheduled to move the meeting to Tuesday because of President's Day on Feb. 16.

The Council is next scheduled to meet Monday, Feb. 23, at 7 p.m.

Also at Monday night's meeting, Mayor Ed Prilucik and Councilman Bruce Ricks were absent. The two councilmen had received an excused absence at last week's meeting.

Councilwoman wants to change way city implements ordinances

Sunnyside City Councilwoman Bengie Aguilar brought up the issue this past Monday night of changing the way the city deals with businesses when implementing new ordinances.

Aguilar had brought up the issue of the city contacting businesses directly before implementing any new ordinances during a discussion that resulted in the passage of a new graffiti ordinance banning the sale of such material to anyone under 21. Aguilar felt Council or city staff should check and see what kind of effect new ordinances would have on businesses and gain their input before passing any such ordinances. Aguilar said she also expressed similar concerning dealing with mobile vending and landscaping ordinances. Aguilar said she wants to have letters sent directly to business owners instead of relying just solely on newspaper articles to get the word out to business owners telling them of any new ordinances.

"It values the business owners," said Aguilar. "I think we need to talk about the process."

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