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Tonight, the Tustin City Council unanimously voted to approve a Tustin Solidarity Proclamation to declare Tustin’s solidarity with those who protest peacefully against injustice, racism and hate.
The Tustin Solidarity Proclamation was read by Mayor Pro Tem, Letitia Clark, and can be found below.
A replay of tonight’s meeting will be available on the City’s website, on Wednesday, at 11am: https://www.tustinca.org/282/Meetings-Agendas
Whereas, Tustin residents and businesses support one another when we are hurting, and today is no exception; and
Whereas, many of us cannot begin to understand the depths of anguish and pain caused by the inexcusable treatment of Mr. George Floyd in Minneapolis, Minnesota. We share in the anger and exhaustion that his death has sparked; and
Whereas, the anguish, suffering, and pain caused by injustice, racism, and hate are reverberating throughout our country; and
Whereas, we stand with the African-American members of our community, with all people of color in our community, with all those who have been marginalized and disenfranchised. We stand with the entire Tustin community;
Whereas, Tustin’s Police Department operates under a set of values that prioritize the community in public safety and policing efforts. The longstanding Chief Advisory Board is made up of local residents, and it operates to engage in candid dialogue with Tustin Police Chief Stu Greenberg about how to serve the community effectively; and
Whereas, the City Council supports peaceful protests in Tustin that can serve as a critical tool for public awareness. We simultaneously condemn riots, often fueled by outside agitators, that are followed by violence and vandalism; and
Whereas, the City Council’s commitment to community policing will not only continue but will be enhanced in response to recent events; and
Whereas, the City also intends to engage the community to promote open dialogues about intolerance of racism, implicit bias, and discrimination. We are Tustin and we are strong.
Now, Therefore, the City Council of the City of Tustin, California, does hereby proclaim its solidarity with those who protest peacefully against injustice, racism and hate. Dated this 2nd day of June, 2020.