WHEREAS, attacks against Americans such as those that occurred on September 11, 2001, have necessitated the crafting of effective laws to protect the public from terrorist attacks: and
WHEREAS, the City of Valdez denounces and condemns all acts of terrorism, wherever occurring: and
WHEREAS, any new security measures of Federal, State, and local governments should be carefully designed and employed to enhance public safety without infringing on the civil liberties and rights of innocent citizens of the State of Alaska and the Nation; and
WHEREAS, U.S. Congressman Don Young of Alaska has stated his intent to amend the federal ""Patriot Act"" to ensure the protection of civil liberties and has asked for a resolution of support from local municipalities.
NOW, THEREFORE BE IT RESOLVED BY THE CITY COUNCIL OF THE CITY OF VALDEZ, ALASKA that:
Section 1. The City of Valdez Council states its desire to support the protection of the civil liberties as guaranteed in the U.S. Bill of Rights and supports a revision of the ""Patriot Act"" to ensure civil liberties and protect the rights of all citizens including residents of Valdez.
Section 2. Copies of this resolution shall be sent to the Alaska State Congressional Delegation.