Aguilar absent from Monday's meeting
Sunnyside City Councilwoman Bengie Aguilar was absent from
this past Monday night's meeting.
The Council had approved Aguilar's request for an excused
absence at last week's meeting.
Request to allow councilman to serve as reserve police
officer on April 5 agenda
The Sunnyside City Council will consider at its Monday,
April 5, meeting a resolution that will allow Councilman Alex de la Cruz to
serve as a reserve police officer.
de la Cruz has been heavily involved with the Sunnyside
reserve police officers, even prior to being elected to the Sunnyside City
The Council will also have its first community youth member
on hand to conduct the Pledge of Allegiance at the April 5 meeting.
Council members will also hear a report from the Yakima
Valley Conference of Governments concerning the Sunnyside Up! housing
Also on April 5, at the request of Councilman Jim Restucci,
the Council will hold a discussion on changing the rules allowing a citizen
living outside of the city's Urban Growth Area to serve on the Sunnyside
Planning Commission. The planning commission is currently one member shy of
filling its seven-person board. Restucci said Ken Bierlink is very interested
in serving on the planning commission, but lives outside of the city's Urban
Council will also discuss making Martin Luther King Jr. day
a paid holiday for city staff.
Council takes no action following executive session
The Sunnyside City Council met for nearly an hour this past
Monday night in executive session.
The executive session was held to discuss personnel matters,
land acquisition and pending litigation. Council took no action following the