Opinion Piece By Donna Westfall – April 20, 2018 – Board of Supervisors (BOS), Chairman Chris Howard probably bowed to public pressure and the letter from the local Crescent City-Del Norte County Taxpayers Association demanding he put on the agenda a discussion of SB 54.
It’s there! Agenda Item #15 is on the April 24th Board of Supervisors meeting:
15. Review and discuss adding the Board Report and Ordinance submitted by Supervisor Roger Gitlin or any action in regard to the California Values Act (SB 54) to a future agenda as requested by Supervisor Gitlin.**
Will Del Norte County join these other cities and counties now either opting out or passing resolution, ordinances, or filing an amicus brief (friend of the court) in support of US Attorney General, Jeff Session’s lawsuit against the State of California, Governor Brown and Calif. AG, Xavier Becerra?
Los Alamitos City was the first.
San Juan Capistrano
City of Orange
County of Orange
San Diego County
and Huntington Beach
Click on the pages below to enlarge them for easier reading. These are the documents that accompany Agenda Item #15. It is the position of this paper that SB 54 is illegal and therefore, we are going to put our money where our mouth is and print up signs that state, “NO ON SANCTUARY STATE.”
Let us know if you want one.
Now a word to Sups. Howard, Cowan and Hemmingsen. In the past, two of you voted “NO”, and Hemmingsen abstained. Last word, Hemmingsen was going to wait for the courts to decide. This is where I get to the point of wanting to scream out obscenities and call names. Hemmingsen reminds me of the Scare Crow in “The Wizard of Oz…. I haven’t got a brain.”
But, being that this is mostly a civilized publication, I’ll refrain from the name calling and bad language and just hope that those three keep an open mind come Tuesday. April 24th. 10:30 am.