Pressure El Cajon City Council to reveal secret children's Detention Center in their downtown

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07/10/2018 - 2:00am
07/10/2018 - 4:00am


The mission will be to place extreme pressure on the El Cajon City Council to become fully transparent as to the presence of a Migrant Youth Interment Facility at 1160 Broadway EC Ca 92021.

There are two issues on the table.

First, the current incarceration facility's presence, operation and activities are in direct violation of the City's Conditional Usage Permit 208 for the property. Under the cover of bureaucratic darkness, and in violation of our City's governing requirements regarding this particular conditional usage permit, our City secretly facilitated the establishment of an Office of Refugee Re-Settlement Migrant Youth Internment Facility.

We have City of El Cajon documents clearly proving this claim.

Second, these are defining times for the citizens of El Cajon. These our defining times for our City Council and our City Government. Such defining times require our attention with plenty of public voice and plenty of public hearing.

If we can manage to get a motion on the agenda for July 10, then any person would have two opportunities to speak once for 'Public Comments' and once directly on the motion. To speak a person must enter a card or cards to the city clerk before the meeting in order to be scheduled to speak. So a person could enter a card to speak during 'Public Comments' (one card) and again on the motion using a second card. A person is allowed 3 min to speak, but if you ask for more you will usually get it.

If we play our cards right we should be able to acquire four 'public comment' periods and possibly two 'Public Hearings over the next four City Council Meetings.

But to do this we will need very good numbers and organization because the City Manager has already indicated that discussions regarding this issue may be inappropriate for public comment.

I hope to see you there. Thank you.