Community Resolution for Placer County, CA

July 13, 2004

Before the Board of Supervisors
County of Placer, State of California

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In the matter of:
RESOLUTION IN SUPPORT OF CONSTITUTIONAL LIBERTIES

The following RESOLUTION was duly passed by the Board of Supervisors of the County of Placer at a regular meeting held July 13, 2004, by the following vote on roll call:

Ayes: Santucci, Bloomfield, White
Noes: Weygandt, Gaines
Absent: None

Signed and approved by me after its passage.


Harriet White
Chairman, Board of Supervisors

Attest:

Clerk of said Board
Ann Holman


WHEREAS, Placer County affirms its strong opposition to terrorism and supports the belief that increased security measures are needed to fight it. Placer County also recognizes that people are often willing to give up some liberties when security is threatened. However, any requirement that citizens of this great country give up any liberty should come from a rational and deliberative consensus.

WHEREAS, Mindful that the PATRIOT Act was written after 9,11/01 and approved by both parties under great pressure to ensure the immediate security of our country, Placer County asserts that it is essential that in providing increased security we do not undermine rights and liberties that are fundamental and which make this nation unique and great, such as freedom of speech, religion, assembly, the right to privacy, due process, and the right to be free of unreasonable searches and seizures.
 
WHEREAS, It is with this in mind, that the Board of Supervisors of Placer County urges our United States Representatives and Senators to reconsider the USA PATRIOT Act in order to ensure that Constitutional liberties are not jeopardized. Furthermore, we call on these Representatives and Senators to revisit any provisions that may infringe on civil liberties and rights.

NOW, THEREFORE, BE IT RESOLVED, Copies of this resolution shall be sent to United States Senators Dianne Feinstein and Barbara Boxer and Congressman John Doolittle along with a letter urging them to reconsider those provisions of the USA PATRIOT Act and other laws and policies that may infringe on the rights and liberties of the citizens of Placer County.

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