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Los Angles will boycott Arizona…….

Resolution co-sponsors Los Angeles city councilmembers Janice Hahn, left, and Ed Reyes, are applauded by supporters after the Los Angeles City Council voted 13-1 to approve sanctions that might include canceling contracts with Arizona, after that state passed a law targeting illegal immigrants, in downtown Los Angeles Wednesday, May 12, 2010. (AP Photo/Reed Saxon)

[ Resolution co-sponsors Los Angeles city councilmembers Janice Hahn, left, and Ed Reyes, are applauded by supporters after the Los Angeles City Council voted 13-1 to approve sanctions that might include canceling contracts with Arizona, after that state passed a law targeting illegal immigrants, in downtown Los Angeles Wednesday, May 12, 2010. ]

Joining the growing list organizations, conferences and others…..

The Los Angles City Council voted to not send any business to the state unless or until the new Arizona law that will go into effect is repealed…

Mayor Antonio Villaraigosa is expected to sign the resolution……

The 13-1 vote, which came after emotional discussion in which several council members recounted their immigrant ancestors, was largely symbolic since only a small percentage of the city’s business dealings are affected.

“An immigrant city, an international city, (Los Angeles) needs to have its voice heard,” Councilman Ed Reyes said. “It is crucial this great city take a stand.”

The resolution is expected to be signed by Mayor Antonio Villaraigosa. It bars the nation’s second-largest city from conducting business or reaching new contracts with Arizona businesses unless the immigration law is repealed, and also prohibits most city business trips to the state.

Los Angeles has investments and contracts in Arizona worth as much as $58 million, much of which involve airport, port and energy service that can’t lawfully be affected by the boycott. That leaves about $7.7 million in city contracts that could possibly be affected, said Councilwoman Janice Hahn, who co-authored the resolution.

Some of those contracts include helicopter services, Taser guns, waste management, engineering and surveillance equipment……

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May 13, 2010 - Posted by | Blogs, Breaking News, Counterpoints, Government, Law, Media, Men, PoliticalDog Calls, Politics, The Economy, Travel, Updates, Women | ,

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