Yakima council presents draft of ‘inclusive public safety ordinance’

Yakima council presents draft of ‘inclusive public safety ordinance’

The Yakima city council released a public draft of the ‘inclusive public safety ordinance’ that they agreed to explore at a previous meeting.

The draft said that victims and witnesses of crimes will not be asked about religious affiliation, origin and immigration status.

If adopted it would require a court order or warrant signed by a city of Yakima judge to hold someone for immigration and customs enforcement

But overall it ensures that the city will continue to comply with federal law.

“The community continues to ask for something like this that works against discrimination, I’ve only been responsive to that demand and that continued effort”

Public hearing will be available on the next scheduled meeting.