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Mayor: Charlottesville Response

Mayor Affirms Statement of Values

In response to the violence in Charlottesville, Virginia over the past weekend, Mayor Glenn Hendricks affirmed Sunnyvale’s Statement on our City Values and Public Service at the opening of the City Council meeting on Tuesday, August 15.

Statement:

The violence in Charlottesville this past weekend hit with a searing pain. 

It was a stark reminder that there is still much work to be done on the long and difficult road of racial healing.

While racism is undeniably a part of America's past, it has no place in our country's future.

Saturday's display of racist violence and bigotry has no place in our society, period.

No matter what name it travels under — white supremacy, white nationalism, anti-Semitism, Islamophobia, homophobia — racialized hate is a virus that robs of us of our safety and freedom.

Sunnyvale continues to be a City that does not tolerate this type of terrorism.

We already defined our values on this topic. We issued a proclamation on February 7, 2017. 

We will be re-posting this on the City website so that everyone can again see the definition of our values for respecting all members of our community.

I commend all members of our community for working and living together - as we honor and respect all members of our community.

— Mayor Glenn Hendricks

August 17, 2017

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