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Re: Please support Amicus Curiae brief

From: domainremoved <Kirsten>
Date: Thu, 9 Mar 2017 23:14:21 +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 6:22 AM Nancy D. Wagner <nancydwagner_at_(domainremoved)

> I am writing to request that Menlo Park support Santa Clara County to
> protect federal funding for the county.
> Please agendize 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 dollars from Santa Clara County will
> immeasurably affect our entire region. Please join the Amicus Curiae brief
> in support of local control. And please support a Menlo Park Sanctuary City
> Ordinance - on April 25th when the topic is supposed to appear on the
> agenda. This matter is urgent and cannot be delayed.
> Nancy Wagner
> Menlo Park
Received on Thu Mar 09 2017 - 15:19:02 PST

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