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Four proclamations are scheduled to be read at Thursday’s Pocatello City Council Meeting.
The first of the four edicts by Mayor Brian Blad will proclaim April 2019 as Fair Housing Month in Pocatello. The proclamation encourages “citizens and businesses to increase their awareness of the Fair Housing Act, as amended, so that all citizens will receive equal opportunities for housing in our community.” The proclamation will be read by Councilman Rick Cheatum and was requested by the City of Pocatello Community Development Block Grant Advisory Committee.
The second will declare April as Occupational Therapy Month and urges “all citizens to recognize the achievements and contributions of these valued health professionals.” The proclamation was requested by Portneuf Medical Center and will be read by Council President Jim Johnston.
The third will establish April 8-12 as Week of the Young Child. The proclamation encourages “all citizens to work to support and invest in early childhood in Pocatello.” The edict will be read by Councilman Roger Bray and was requested by the City of Pocatello Child Care Advisory Committee.
The fourth will proclaim April to be Civitan Awareness Month. The edict urges “the residents of Pocatello to actively support and take pride in the worthwhile efforts of this international service organization and in the work of Civitans in our community.” The proclamation was requested by the Bannock Civitan Club and will be read by Councilwoman Linda Leeuwrik.
Thursday’s meeting is scheduled to begin at 6 p.m.