WSU student government meets with Pullman City Council

PULLMAN, WA - Tuesday night's Pullman City Council meeting attracted a younger crowd than usual.

The Associated Students of Washington State University attended the meeting to discuss ways that WSU students can be better citizens of Pullman, and how the city can better accommodate students.

Pullman City Council meets with the WSU student government twice a year, and one of the council members is a student at WSU.

"Every other student government has just expressed awe that we sit down and meet with our city council, and so I think that this meeting was excellent." said council member Derrick Skaug.

The first issue discussed was waste management. ASWSU students will be looking into installing more off-campus trash cans, and the city announced that it will be switching to co-mingled recycling at the end of the spring semester.

Public safety was also discussed. Police Chief Gary Jenkins said that crime in Pullman has not significantly increased over the last year, but security cameras will soon be installed in the Adams Mall area.

The students expressed that they would like increased bus service, but city officials said that the options are limited due to the city's tight budget.