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Re: Support Santa Clara County Litigation to Protect Federal Funding

From: domainremoved <Kirsten>
Date: Thu, 9 Mar 2017 23:18:24 +0000

Hello,

Thank you for your email. I have scheduled this topic for next Tuesday’s
City Council agenda. Because the language of the Trump administration’s
Executive Order to withhold funds from “sanctuary” jurisdictions is so
ambiguous, it makes it hard for any jurisdiction to know whether it might
be viewed as a “sanctuary” by the federal government The result of this
ambiguity is that many jurisdictions, both conservative and liberal, do not
know if they might be targeted for defunding under this Executive Order.
This creates extreme uncertainty for their communities and in their ability
to make fiscal plans. Thus, I am recommending that the City of Menlo Park
join amicus briefs in support of both Santa Clara County and the City and
County of San Francisco in their litigation challenging the Trump
administration’s Executive Order. The broader topic of whether Menlo Park
should become a sanctuary city will be on the City Council agenda for its
meeting on April 4th. Again, thank you for your input on this important
topic.

Sincerely,

Kirsten Keith,

Mayor
On Thu, Mar 9, 2017 at 11:48 AM Sandra Drake <sdrake_at_(domainremoved)

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> Subject: Support Santa Clara County Litigation to Protect Federal Funding
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> Hello City Council,
>
> I am writing to request that you support Santa Clara County to protect
> federal funding for the county.
>
> Please agendize for the next City Council meeting a consideration to join
> the Amicus Curiae brief in support of Santa Clara County, in the litigation
> to protect the Federal funding of so-called "sanctuary cities". All Amicus
> Curiae briefs are due to the court by March 22nd, so we need City Council
> action before then.
>
> The withholding of Federal dollars from Santa Clara County will
> immeasurably affect our entire region. Please join the Amicus Curiae brief
> in support of local control.
>
> Sincerely,
>
> Sandra Drake
> 103 Walnut Street
> Menlo Park
> sdrake_at_(domainremoved)
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Received on Thu Mar 09 2017 - 16:22:40 PST

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