For Immediate Release
May 11, 2018
Contact: Bret M. Plumlee – City Manager
(Los Alamitos, CA) – On April 16, 2018, the Los Alamitos City Council voted to adopt Ordinance 2018-03 to exempt the City of Los Alamitos from the California Values Act and instead comply with the appropriate Federal Laws and the Constitution of the United States.
In face of a lawsuit brought on with the assistance of ACLU, by the Los Alamitos Community United, Revered Samuel Pullen and Henry J. Josefberg. Mayor Edgar reached out to President Trump and Attorney General Sessions for assistance.
Mayor Edgar and Mayor Pro Tem Kusumoto have been invited to take part in a discussion regarding California’s immigrant sanctuary laws. “We’re excited and honored to be invited to the table” said Mayor Edgar. 15 elected officials from California will be present at the meeting. Los Alamitos is humbled to be a part of the discussion.
Los Alamitos was the first Orange County city to take a stance on compliance with SB 54. Referring to the Supremacy clause and beliefs that Federal government trumps State government. The Council was adamant in upholding their oath to the Constitution of the United States by opting out of the California Values Act.
Mayor Edgar has appeared on numerous local and national network and cable outlets including NBC, Fox and ABC news. He has also started a GoFundMe page to help the City with legal costs.
For questions, please contact City of Los Alamitos City Manager’s Office: 562-431-3538, ext. 201