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RESOLUTION 2015 -054 <br />RESOLUTION OF THE TOWN COUNCIL <br />OF THE TOWN OF LOS GATOS <br />DECLARING LOCAL SUPPORT TO COMBAT HUMAN TRAFFICKING <br />WHEREAS, the crime of human trafficking destroys lives around the world and is <br />present in every country and U.S. state. <br />WHEREAS, the State of California and its cities are considered to be receptor sites for <br />trafficking due to economic conditions and proximity to international borders. <br />WHEREAS, forced labor, commercial sexual exploitation, and involuntary domestic <br />servitude have been found in Santa Clara County. <br />WHEREAS, local governments exercise police protection and investigative services, <br />conduct staff training, and collaborate with other agencies. <br />NOW, THEREFORE, BE IT RESOLVED: <br />1. The Town Council hereby declares local support to combat human trafficking. <br />2. This resolution calls for the Town to train staff, protect potentially vulnerable <br />populations, investigate alleged crimes, and collaborate as appropriate with other <br />agencies to address potential human trafficking in Los Gatos. <br />PASSED AND ADOPTED at a regular meeting of the Town Council of the Town of Los Gatos, <br />California, held on the 6t' day of October, 2015, by the following vote: <br />COUNCIL MEMBERS: <br />AYES: Steve Leonardis, Rob Rennie, Marico Sayoc, Barbara Spector, Mayor Marcia Jensen <br />NAYS: <br />ABSENT: <br />ABSTAIN: <br />SIGNED: <br />MAYOR OF THE TOWN OF LOS GATOS <br />LOS GATOS, CALIFORNIA <br />ATTEST: <br />CLERK ADMINISTRATOR OF THE TOWN OF LOS GATOS <br />LOS GATOS, CALIFORNIA <br />