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Posted on: March 17, 2017

Lake Forest Park City Council Passes Resolution Declaring LFP a Welcoming, Inclusive, Safe Community

Before a packed council chamber on Thursday, March 9, 2017, the Lake Forest Park City Council passed Resolution 1606, declaring Lake Forest Park a welcoming, inclusive and safe community that serves and protects its residents, regardless of their immigration status, nationality, national origin, race, ethnicity, religious beliefs, gender, sexual orientation, or gender identity; thereby making clear the City’s commitment to refrain from inquiring or gathering information about immigration status or assisting in the enforcement or detention of persons solely for the violation of federal civil immigration laws.

On December 8, 2016, the Council adopted a resolution reaffirming the City’s 2012 commitment to the Charter for Compassion. The Charter is clear in its statements of inclusion and equality.

City residents appreciated the charter and requested a stronger statement to specifically respond to the President’s Executive Order in January banning immigrants and refugees from several countries. Dozens of residents appeared before Council and sent emails in support of Resolution 1606.

A link to the full text of the resolution is located on the City Council page of the City’s website, and can be found by clicking on “Resolution 1606,” below.

Resolution 1606