City Manager Mike Sedell issued a press release today in response to E-Verify and its new place in the campaigns for Mayor of Simi Valley. In the press release, Mayor Paul Miller stated, “Unfortunately, this has become an issue in the current election, with some alleging that the City Council is not supportive of the program. Nothing could be further from the truth, as I know each and every Council Member is supportive of doing all that we can to eliminate the hiring of those not authorized to work here in order to maximize work opportunities for our residents.”
UPDATE: Initially when this was published, I incorrectly attributed the quote above to Mike Sedell.
The full press release is available for download by clicking here. I would have copied the entire text, but the document was saved as a compressed image PDF file, so copy and paste isn’t supported (geek speak, just trust me).
What are your thoughts on the City’s response to this growing debate? You’ve read the commentary here and elsewhere. What are your immediate reactions to this news?