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Patriots to Berkeley: No Apology, No Peace:

Assemblyman Guy Houston Introduces Legislation To  Suspend Transportation Funds to Berkeley for Anti-U.S. Marine Corps Actions

AB 2615 will suspend $3.3 million in Prop. 1B funds to Berkeley

(Sacramento) – Assemblyman Guy Houston (R-San Ramon) has introduced legislation to suspend $3.3 million in transportation funding to the city of Berkeley. Assembly Bill 2615 is a response to the actions taken by the Berkeley City Council on January 29th which denounced the presence of the U.S. Marine Corps recruiting office in the city of Berkeley, and grants public resources to protesters.

“Berkeley’s City Council has granted anti-military activists a public resource to assist in barricading the Marine recruitment office,” said Houston.  “The public right of way has been violated and our state must not stand idly by.”

Due to public outcry from its initial January vote, the Berkeley City Council voted on February 13th to rescind its action to send a letter to the U.S. Marine Corps saying they are “uninvited and unwelcome intruders” but did not address other resolutions. 

The city of Berkeley is scheduled to receive approximately $3.3 million in transportation funding over the next two years from Proposition 1B.  The legislation will call for that funding to be suspended until Berkeley rescinds its January 29, 2008 resolutions.

“Under my proposal, until the Berkeley City Council rescinds its action to grant Marine protesters a public parking spot to serve a private agenda,” said Houston

Assemblyman Guy Houston represents the 15th Assembly District, which includes portions of Alameda, Contra Costa, Sacramento, and San Joaquin counties. – Code Pink barricading U.S. Marine Crops recruitment office. – Assemblyman Houston speaks out about why AB 2615 is necessary.

Well, we warned you Berkeley. The City Council must make a formal apology and rescind its other anti-military resolutions encouraging cretins to attack Marines, or face a growing backlash.

Stay tuned: More news about measures to cripple Berkeley are on the horizon.

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