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DIGITAL RECORDING <br /> CITY COUNCIL SPECIAL MEETING MINUTES <br /> March 29, 2017 <br /> A Special Meeting of the City Council of the City of Bremerton was called to order Wednesday, March <br /> 29, 2017, at 5:00 PM in Council Conference Room 603 of the NORM DICKS GOVERNMENT CENTER, <br /> 345 6th Street, Bremerton, Washington, with Council President Eric Younger presiding. Council <br /> Members present were Richard Huddy, Dino Davis, Greg Wheeler, Jerry McDonald, Leslie Daugs, <br /> and Pat Sullivan. Also present were City Attorney Roger Lubovich; Assistant City Attorney Kylie <br /> Purves; City Clerk Shannon Corin; and Legislative Assistant Lori Smith. <br /> A COUNCIL BRIEFING was held to discuss General Council Business at 5:00 PM in the Council <br /> Conference Room. At 5:30 PM the meeting moved to the Meeting Chambers. <br /> The Pledge of Allegiance was led by Council Member Pat Sullivan followed by the invocation <br /> provided by Reverend Ron Anderson of Manette Community Church. <br /> INTRODUCTION <br /> President Younger summarized background information to briefly explain why this meeting was <br /> scheduled, a process that began with a request from the Kitsap Immigrant Assistance Center. <br /> He read a statement from the Municipal Research & Services Center (MRSC) on Sanctuary Cities; <br /> highlighted the Bremerton Police Department Policy No. 428 on "Immigration"; referred to history <br /> from the last 18 years to show an established pattern by Council to use resolutions to show <br /> support of an issue by a super majority; announced a number of citizen correspondence has been <br /> received and read by Council; and explained that although public comment is usually not taken at <br /> Study Session, the main purpose of the Special Meeting tonight was to receive public input. <br /> President Younger highlighted Federal funding currently being received by the City; and then <br /> referred to the Oath of Office taken by Council Members when sworn into Office, and even though <br /> there was no specific resolution before the Council for a vote, he asked Legal if Council would be <br /> in violation of their Oath if they supported a resolution that specifically used "Welcoming City" or <br /> "Sanctuary City". Kyle Purves, Assistant City Attorney stated that the Oath generally does not <br /> create a positive duty on the part of the local official to carry out federal laws, and that this <br /> conclusion is supported by the US Supreme Court Case decision in 1997 "Printz v. United States: <br /> Tenth Amendment Limitations on Federal Access to the Mechanisms of State Government'. <br /> PUBLIC COMMENT <br /> Comments in support or favorable of a resolution designating Bremerton a "Welcoming City"or <br /> "Sanctuary City"were provided by: Ray Garrido, Legal Services Director, Kitsap Immigrant <br /> Assistance Center (KIAC); Alison Loris; Eli Oldfield, Q Youth Resources (also Maggie Rich and <br /> Jay Logan); Nolle Pritchard; Jennifer Chamberlin; Khai Devon; Zayleen Kunkel of the YWCA; <br /> Richard Nerf; Martitha May, Family Services Director, Kitsap Immigrant Assistance Center; <br /> Joanie Pierson; Deborah McDaniel; Linda Streissquth; Earl Burt; Peggy Erickson, President, <br /> Kitsap County Council for Human Rights; Airen Lydick (started Change.org petition); David <br /> Mercer; Patrick Kerber; Karen Vargas; Reverend Wesley Stanton, Kitsap Interfaith Network; <br /> Chuck Tanner, Institute for Human Rights; Aquedita A. Webb, Legal Coordinator, Kitsap <br /> Immigrant Assistance Center; Debbie Brockman; Reverend Kathleen Kingslight, Kitsap <br /> Interfaith Network; Leighann Sweeney; Adam Brockus; Jo Walter, Kitsap SURJ (Showing Up for <br /> Racial Justice); Jim Nelson; Annika Turner; Sophie Morse; Carl Palmer; and Gene Hart. <br />