The Truth Act Forum is being held in the Board of Supervisors Chambers at 2800 W. Burrel Ave., in Visalia, at 2:00 p.m. on September 29, 2020. This forum is held pursuant to Government Code section 7283.1 to receive public comment regarding federal Immigration and Customs Enforcement (ICE) access to individuals for civil immigration enforcement that was given by County law enforcement departments in 2019. Government Code section 7283.1 directs the Board of Supervisors, or the local governing body, to hold the community forum, however, the Board and the County Administrative Officer do not have authority to direct law enforcement activities.
Written public comments can be sent via email to [email protected] or via mail to the Board of Supervisors, c/o Chief Clerk, 2800 W. Burrel Ave., Visalia, CA 93291. Public comments may be shared with departments; however, the Board of Supervisors, nor the County Administrative Officer have jurisdiction over the law enforcement actions of these departments.
In compliance with the TRUTH Act, staff posted a 30-day notice in the local newspaper for a public forum to be held by the Board of Supervisors on September 29, 2020 at 2:00 p.m. The date of posting was August 26, 2020.