Yakima City Council members Patricia Byers, Holly Cousens, and Matt Brown have united to "strongly oppose any potential cuts to front line emergency responders."

THE COUNCIL MEMBERS VOW TO FIND MONEY TO SAVE POSITIONS

A press release from Brown says the three stand against the proposed cuts that reduce the number of dedicated police officers and firefighters within the city. The three council members are pledging to explore all available options to "ensure the safety and security of the community."

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FRONT LINE EMERGENCY WORKERS HELP KEEP YAKIMA SAFE

The release says they firmly believe that front line emergency responders, including police officers and firefighters "play an indispensable role in safeguarding the community and responding to critical situations effectively."

YAKIMA CAN'T AFFORD TO CUT EMERGENCY WORKERS

Council members Byers, Cousens, and Brown say they "firmly stand for funding front line emergency responders, including police officers and firefighters, and pledge to exhaust all viable options to protect the community's well-being."
The release was issued Tuesday after the completion of budget study sessions. The council members say any reduction of emergency responders in Yakima would place residents in danger and compromise safety and security.

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