It’ll be the second set of town-hall meetings in 2019 for Sen. Ann Rivers, Rep. Brandon Vick and Rep. Larry Hoff. They had four meetings in the district on Jan. 5, shortly before state lawmakers convened for the start of the 2019 legislative session on Jan. 14. The 105-day session is scheduled to continue through April 28.
The town hall times and locations are:
- 11 a.m. – Yacolt Town Hall, 202 W. Cushman Street
- 2 p.m. – La Center, City Hall/Council Chambers, 214 East 4th Street
“We want to be as accessible as possible to everyone in the 18th, which is why we’ve been intentional about each of the locations for these town halls,” said Hoff, R-Vancouver. “We had a good turnout for our first-ever town hall in Salmon Creek in January, and we’re really looking forward to hearing what our constituents in Yacolt and La Center have to tell us.”
The town halls will take place during a brief gap in the 2019 session.
“We purposely scheduled these town halls just before the House and Senate spend the better part of a dozen days voting on bills that were moved forward by the various committees,” said Vick, R-Vancouver. “The timing means we’ll be able to discuss specific bills that did or did not make the initial cuts, and what that means to Clark County and to southwest Washington.”
“I think people in our district would be surprised by some of the bills that have gained traction in the Legislature this year, especially when it comes to health-care policy and environmental regulations,” added Rivers, R-La Center. “These meetings give us an opportunity to let our constituents know what may be looming on the horizon – which includes new taxes, even though state government’s financial position is better than I’ve ever seen it.”
Residents seeking more information may contact any of the legislators’ offices:
Sen. Ann Rivers
Email: Ann.Rivers@leg.wa.gov | Phone: (360) 786-7634
Rep. Brandon Vick
Email: Brandon.Vick@leg.wa.gov | Phone: (360) 786-7850
Rep. Larry Hoff
Email: Larry.Hoff@leg.wa.gov | Phone: (360) 786-7812