Assemblymember Gloria Issues Statement on Board of Supervisors Vote to Join Trump Administration’s Lawsuit

Tuesday, April 17, 2018

SACRAMENTO, CA – California State Assemblymember Todd Gloria (D-San Diego) issued the following statement after the San Diego County Board of Supervisors voted 3-1 today to sign on to the Trump Administration’s lawsuit against California:

“A majority on the San Diego County Board of Supervisors has yet again demonstrated that they are out-of-touch. Rather than tackling urgent local problems facing San Diego County like homelessness or providing mental health services, the Board chose to engage in political posturing that serves no practical purpose other than to divide our community.

“If the Board truly understood the California Values Act, they would understand that this bill ensures state and local law enforcement does its job, not the job of the federal government. It is designed to allow local governments to focus on solving the local problems voters elected and entrusted them to fix. By jumping into the national immigration debate, the Board majority illustrated precisely why this state law is necessary.

“I do want to especially thank and applaud Supervisor Cox for standing against this senseless action by his colleagues.

“San Diego County deserves better than the actions of the Board of Supervisors today. I believe today’s vote represents the clearest sign yet that significant and structural changes are needed at the County.”

Assemblymember Gloria voted in favor of AB 450, AB 103, and SB 54 – all of which are challenged in the Trump Administration’s lawsuit against California.