EUREKA – The Humboldt County Board of Supervisors has been debating the adoption of a Civil Rights Diversity Resolution for 5 months now, and Tuesday that idea took a step forward.
At their regularly scheduled board meeting, supervisors approved a new draft of the Civil Rights Diversity Resolution by a 5-0 vote, with one minor adjustment – changing a word at the end from “citizen” to “resident”.
The resolution itself states that Humboldt County is home to “at least 9 indigenous tribes and a diverse population with a range of cultures, religions, orientations, abilities and viewpoints” and that the county “respects, upholds and values equal protection and treatment for all residents.”
It goes on to point out that recent events have “spurred a sense of uncertainty and fear among communities and families in Humboldt, throughout our state and across the nation” and that the county “respects, upholds and values equal protection and treatment for all residents.”
Also, while they encourage legal immigrant standing, they affirm that the Humboldt County Sheriff’s Office’s job does not include enforcing immigration laws.
The supervisors also state they will continue to provide necessary services to all county residents, regardless of immigration status and that they will continue to encourage polices to support “family unity, community security, dignity and paths to u-s citizenship.”
To read the resolution in full, you can find the approved draft in the most recent agenda packet, here: https://humboldt.legistar.com/Calendar.aspx