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Sebastopol Resolution

CITY OF SEBASTOPOL RESOLUTION SUPPORTING OCCUPY MOVEMENT

RESOLUTION NO. 5858

RESOLUTION OF THE CITY COUNCIL OF SEBASTOPOL IN SUPPORT FOR THE OCCUPY MOVEMENT.

  • WHEREAS, nearly one in six Americans live in poverty and the national poverty rate is 15.1%;
  • WHEREAS, the top one-hundredth of one percent of Americans make an average income of $27 million per household while the average income for the bottom ninety percent is $31,244;
  • WHEREAS the richest ten percent control two-thirds of Americans’ net worth;
  • WHEREAS the City of Sebastopol and its greater community have experienced the impacts of this unfair concentration of wealth and have recently witnessed unprecedented loss of homes, of meaningful employment, of access to medical care, and of public education;
  • WHEREAS the City of Sebastopol wants an end to the concentration of wealth and power in the hands of the top one percent of the American people, an end to austerity measures that widen this gap, and an end to systems that further impoverish working people and harm the environment;
  • WHEREAS the Occupy Movement wants to end this growing inequality;
  • WHEREAS the Occupy Movement has become exemplary in its demonstration of true democracy, the voice of the people, through its General Assemblies;
  • WHEREAS, The Occupy Movement has sworn to nonviolent tactics;
  • WHEREAS, The Occupy Movement seeks solutions for economically distressed Americans at the federal, state, and local levels;
  • WHEREAS, The Occupy Movement has changed the national dialogue and garnered enormous public support across the Nation,

NOW, THEREFORE, BE IT RESOLVED that the City Council of the City of Sebastopol issues this statement in support for the Occupy Movement.

DULY PASSED this 6th day of December, 2011.
AYES: Councilmembers Slayter, Gurney, Vice Mayor Kyes and Mayor Wilson
NOES: None
ABSENT: Councilmember Shaffer
ABSTAIN: None