As the primary election polls were starting to close, at a bit after 9pm Pacific on June 5, the Richmond City Council completed their second and ratifying vote on the Bay Area’s first Sanctuary City contracting ordinance, by a 5-1 vote.
The Sanctuary City contracting ordinance (template legislation is available on this website) allows cities and counties that are sanctuary jurisdictions to put their dollars where their mouths are, by ending municipal contracts and investments with ICE data brokers.
Richmond’s historic vote makes Richmond the first city in the United States to strengthen their sanctuary policy to exclude private parties providing information and vetting services to ICE.
Similar legislation is under consideration in Alameda, Berkeley and Oakland.
Richmond City Council Cuts Off ICE Data Vendors From City Business Richmond Sanctuary 6-6-2018