Monday, February 20, 2017

Schedule of city council and board of supervisors meetings

Here is the schedule of upcoming city council and Board of Supervisors meetings at which resident protections will be discussed. They need to hear from you.
All the city council resolutions appear to be based upon the flawed resolution coming from the Santa Rosa City Council - which claims that Santa Rosa is "Indivisible," but stated that it would weaken the resolution to actually include all the residents. Intentionally or unintentionally, Sebastopol and Sonoma appear to be talking only about immigrants and deportation, while stating that their resolutions are about the safety of all residents.
If you live in Sebastopol or Sonoma, please consider going to your city council meeting and representing It Won't Happen Here, which says you want them to protect everyone. Thank them for their efforts on behalf of immigrants, but explain that more is needed.
Today was the 75th anniversary of the order to inter Japanese who were citizens of this country. If this can happen under one of the better presidents, imagine what can happen under one of the worst.
The Board of Supervisors is still in the process of determining what their resolution will include, beyond access to services for all residents. Their agenda item mentions only immigrants. Please show up and let them know that you want them to protect everyone. Let them know that It Won't Happen Here represents the voices of thousands of people in this county. Again, thank them for their efforts on behalf of immigrants, but explain that more is needed.
None of these resolutions protect the LGBTQ+ community, religious minorities, women, Blacks, etc., yet all have been threatened by the Trump administration.
We actively support all efforts on behalf of immigrants (most threatened at the moment), but it is simple to include everyone - no ICE to contend with.
Sonoma County Board of Supervisors
Tuesday, February 21, 8:30 am (Hard to know when Item 38 will be discussed - later in the morning, but best to be early)
Item 38. County Immigration Initiative Legislative Update and Timeline
A) Accept a report on recent immigration-related legislative and executive actions, authorize the Chair to sign a letter of support for Senate Bill 54 (De León) that also advocates for certain amendments, and direct staff to conduct legislative advocacy for SB 54 in accordance with the County's Legislative Program; and
B) Accept an update on the County's initiative to improve the safety and enhance access to services for undocumented residents and communities, authorize the extension of the Unaccompanied Child Deportation Defense Program, and approve the Sonoma County Immigration Initiative proposal and timeline.
Sebastopol City Council
Tuesday, February 21, 6:00 pm
Sebastopol Cultural Community Center, 390 Morris St., Sebastopol
Consideration of Adoption of Resolution for Safeguarding the Civil Rights, Safety and Dignity of all Sebastopol Residents and Consideration of Letter of Support for SB 54, Law enforcement: Sharing Data (2017-2018) introduced by Senator De León
Santa Rosa City Council
No meeting on Tuesday, February 21
Tuesday, February 28, 4:00 pm
No items on the preliminary agenda related to protection of residents
Sonoma City Council
Wednesday, February 22, 6:00 pm
Community Meeting Room, 177 First Street West, Sonoma
Discussion, Consideration, and Possible Action Regarding a Request by Mayor Hundley to Discuss Approving a Resolution to Affirm the City of Sonoma’s Commitment to Diversity and to Safeguarding the Civil Rights, Safety, and Dignity of all of our Residents
Petaluma City Council
Monday, February 27, 6:00 pm
City Hall, 11 English St., Petaluma
Too soon for the agenda to be published

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