Porterville, CA Upholding Civil Liberties

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Porterville, CA, US

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Type: Resolution

Status: Adopted on 9/2/03

Source File: http://www.southvalleypeacecenter.org/Articles/PortervillePatriot.htm

Text:

RESOLUTION No. 112-2003
RESOLUTION OF THE CITY COUNCIL OF THE CITY OF PORTERVILLE, CALIFORNIA TO UPHOLD THE HUMAN RIGHTS AND CIVIL LIBERTIES OF THE PEOPLE OF PORTERVILLE.

WHEREAS, the City of Porterville fully supports the Constitution of the United States and its amendments, particularly the Bill of Rights and the 14th Amendment and the Constitution of the State of California; and

WHEREAS, the fundamental human rights and civil liberties guaranteed in the Constitution of the United States of America and the Constitution of the State of California are essential to the well-being of the citizens and community of Porterville; and

WHEREAS, several provisions of the USA PATRIOT ACT enacted at the State and Federal level may threaten the fundamental rights and liberties set forth in the Constitution of the United States and the Constitution of the State of California

NOW,THEREFORE BE IT RESOLVED by the Governing Body of the City ("the City Council") as follows:

Section 1. We, the City Council of the City of Porterville have sworn to uphold and support the Constitution of the United States as well as the Constitution of the State of California. We know that the United States of America as well as the State of California is governed by the "rule of law." The City of Porterville is committed to upholding the law of the land as well as the human rights of all persons in Porterville, including, but not limited to, United States citizens and citizens of other nations who have entered into the United States in accordance with state and federal laws and regulations, and the free exercise and enjoyment of any and all rights and privileges secured by the constitutions of the United States of America and the State of California.

Section 2. The City Council of the City of Porterville calls upon all City officials and employees to continue to respect the human rights and civil liberties of all members of this community, including, but not limited to, those who are citizens of other nations who have entered into the United States in accordance with State and Federal laws and regulations, Such respect shall not be construed to encourage or condone violation of any State or Federal law.

Section 3. The City Council of the City of Porterville also calls upon all private citizens, including residents, employers, educators and business owners, to demonstrate similar respect for human rights and civil liberties. Such respect shall not be construed to encourage or condone violation of any State of Federal law.

Section 4. The City Council of the City of Porterville urges the State Legislature, the Governor of the State of California, and the United States Congress, particularly the delegation representing Porterville to actively work for the revocation of any law or executive order that limits or violates fundamental rights and liberties embodied in the constitutions of the United States of America and the State of California.

Section 5. The mayor and Council shall sign this Resolution and the City Clerk shall attest and certify to the passage and adoption thereof.

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