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Re: Support Santa Clara County Litigation to Protect Federal Funding

From: domainremoved <Kirsten>
Date: Fri, 10 Mar 2017 00:58:10 +0000


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


Kirsten Keith,

On Thu, Mar 9, 2017 at 4:28 PM Madeline Jhawar <mcjhawar_at_(domainremoved)

> Hello City Council,
> I am writing to ask that Menlo Park support Santa Clara county to protect
> federal funding for the county. Please include in the agenda for next
> week's City council meeting council member Mueller's request for
> 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 $$ from Santa Clara county will affect our
> entire region. Please join the Amicus Curiae brief in support of local
> control.
> Sincerely,
> Madeline Jhawar
> 440 Gilbert Avenue, Menlo Park
Received on Thu Mar 09 2017 - 17:01:11 PST

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