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Re: Please Support Santa Clara County Litigation to Protect Federal Funding

From: domainremoved <Megana>
Date: Sat, 11 Mar 2017 09:18:43 -0800

Thank you, Kirsten, I appreciate this information and your attention to
this issue.

Looking forward to April 4th and working together as a community on making
all of our citizens safe,

On Fri, Mar 10, 2017 at 10:52 PM, Kirsten Keith <kkeith_at_(domainremoved)

> 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 4:15 PM Megana Hosein <megana.hosein_at_(domainremoved)
> wrote:
>> Hello Menlo Park 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,
>> Megana Hosein
>> --
>> Megana

Received on Sat Mar 11 2017 - 09:21:06 PST

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