Huntington Beach

Council to consider anti-SB 54 lawsuit

MIKE POSEY, mayor of Huntington Beach (Orange County Tribune photo).

A proposal for the City of Huntington Beach to join in legal challenges to a state law limiting cooperation between California law enforcement agencies and the federal government in matters of illegal immigration will go before the city council on Monday night.

Mayor Mike Posey and Mayor Pro Tem Erik Peterson have asked that the city attorney prepare and file a lawsuit challenging the constitutionality of Senate Bill 54, which became law earlier this year.

U.S. Attorney General Jeff Sessions and several California counties and cities – including Los Alamitos – have filed suits or declared their intention to do so.

In his letter to the council, Posey wrote, “As a city, would should fight all efforts meant to encumber our local law enforcement. This is un-constitutional in so many ways, especially for charter cities like Huntington Beach.”

The proposal is item 15 on the agenda, before adjournment.

The council meets in its chambers at 2000 Main St. (at Yorktown Avenue) at 6 p.m.

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