Human-rights group wants San Diego to send Arizona a stronger message
This afternoon, the San Diego City Council will vote on a resolution to formally oppose Arizona’s SB 1070, the new state law that gives local law enforcement the ability to arrest people who can’t prove they’re in the county legally. But the city’s Human Relations Commission is calling on the City Council to give the resolution some teeth. Nicole Murray Ramirez, who chairs the commission, said the commission’s executive committee met this morning and agreed to send a memo to the City Council asking that San Diego call for a boycott of Arizona. “We commend and respect the City Council’s resolution, but we think a stronger message should be sent to Arizona,” Murry Ramirez said.
Earlier today, the Washington, D.C., City Council declined to take action on a resolution after getting an earful from the American Hotel and Lodging Association, the Washington Post reports. Los Angeles hasn’t take formal action, though Mayor Antonio Villagairosa has publicly called for a boycott. San Francisco’s drafted a rather all-inclusive resolution, though, as the San Francisco Weekly pointed out, it’s carefully worded so as not to harm San Francisco financially.