Community Resolution for Port Orford, OR

July 14, 2005
 An Ordinance of the City of Port Orford amending the Port Orford Municipal Code to Defend the Bill of Rights and Civil Liberties

The City of Port Orford does ordain to amend the City of Port Orford Municipal Code to add Chapter 2.30 to Title 2 as follows:

SECTION 2.30.010: PURPOSES.

The purposes of this ordinance are as follows:

A. To protect the rights and liberties of all people as stated in the United States and the Oregon Constitution and ORS 181.575 and ORS 181.850.

B. To preserve the freedoms of speech, religion, assembly, privacy, and the right to bear arms, and all other rights contained in the Bill of Rights of the United States Constitution and the Oregon State Constitution.

SECTION 2.30.020: NO UNCONSTITUTIONAL DETENTIONS OR PROFILING.

No employee of the City shall officially engage in or permit unlawful detentions or other actions that violate individuals' rights or liberties as specified in the United States Constitution's Bill of Rights and Fourteenth Amendment, or in the Oregon Constitution.

SECTION 2.30.030: NO UNCONSTITUTIONAL VOLUNTARY COOPERATION.

A. The City shall expend no funds or resources for activities to be performed by City employees which the United States Constitution, Oregon Constitution or Oregon Revised Statutes do not support or which violate the constitutional rights and freedoms of all persons.
B. The City Administrator shall regularly advise the City Council and the Public of any attempts by Federal Agencies to require the City to violate any of the above rights and freedoms as contained in Sections 2.30.020 or 2.30.030A.

SECTION 2.30.040: DEFENSE.

The City shall provide legal defense to any employee who is criminally charged by another entity for his or her actions in compliance with this Ordinance.

SECTION 2.30.050: SEVERABILITY.

A. If any section or sections of the ordinance is or are held to be invalid or unenforceable, all other sections shall nevertheless continue in full force and remain in effect.

B. This ordinance will take effect thirty (30) days after the date of its adoption.

SECTION 2.30.060: SANCTIONS.

A violation of this ordinance is punishable by a fine not to exceed $50.

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