After going back to the drawing board, the Supervisors have a resolution they hope will satisfy the majority of the public.
On February 5, 2020, the Yavapai County Board of Supervisors will consider a Resolution that mirrors the Resolution approved by the Mohave County Board of Supervisors, which supported the Second Amendment of the United Stated Constitution and declared Mohave County a Second Amendment Sanctuary County.
The discussion by the board regarding protection of the Second Amendment started at a regular Board of Supervisors meeting in Cottonwood on December 18, 2019. Preceding a presentation by Myrna Lieberman, Jon Mitchell and Drake Mitchell regarding support for the second amendment of the Constitution of the United States, Supervisor Garrison allowed for a period of public comment. With 17 Public Participation forms completed, the public spoke for nearly 40 minutes in support of, and opposition to, supporting the Second Amendment and identifying Yavapai County as a Sanctuary County.
At the first regular Yavapai County Board of Supervisors meeting for 2020, Chairman Craig Brown opened the meeting to public comment. Estimates placed the total number of people in attendance at nearly 500 with 388 of them completing Public Participation forms and 91 of those requesting the opportunity to speak in support of or against the Second Amendment Proclamation scheduled to be voted on by the Board.
After nearly three and half hours of public comment, Supervisor Mary Mallory put forth a motion to table the proclamation, and Vice-Chairman Garrison seconded the motion, to give the board time to consider the opinions expressed and produce something that reflected the public comments regarding the Proclamation.
Yavapai County Board of Supervisors Chairman Craig Brown said, “We listened to and understand the concerns of the public, both for and against this issue, and I believe that this Resolution will address most of those concerns. It is my hope and belief that this Board will come together and support this resolution when we vote on it Wednesday.”
The Resolution has been attached to this Press Release and the public is encouraged to read it.
The Board of Supervisors meeting on February 5 will be live-streamed to the Cottonwood Board of Supervisors meeting room at 10 S. 6th Street in Cottonwood AZ. Anyone wishing to view the meeting, that is not able to attend in person, can visit Yavapai.us or follow this link. http://www.yavapai.us/meetings/video-list to watch the meeting online. Video is only supported in the Edge browser & on Mobile Devices.
The two pages of this document have been combined into one to make it easier to read online.
Mohave County’s Resolution can also be found on their website or by following the link below. https://lfportal.mohavecounty.us/bos/0/doc/1557984/Page1.aspx)