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City Managers Office <br /> <br />Item # 1 <br />City of Santa Ana <br />20 Civic Center Plaza, Santa Ana, CA 92701 <br />Staff Report <br />January 12, 2021 <br />TOPIC: Condemning Insurrection and Violence at the U.S. Capitol <br />AGENDA TITLE: <br />RESOLUTION CONDEMNING THE INSURRECTION AND VIOLENCE THAT <br />OCCURRED AT THE U.S. CAPITOL ON JANUARY 6, 2021 AND CALLING FOR A <br />PEACEFUL TRANSITION OF POWER <br />RECOMMENDED ACTION <br />Adopt a resolution condemning the insurrection and violence that occurred at the U.S. <br />Capitol on January 6, 2021 and calling for a peaceful transition of power. <br />DISCUSSION <br />On January 6, 2021, the Vice President of the United States, the U.S. House of <br />Representatives, and the U.S. Senate met at the United States Capitol for a joint session <br />of Congress to count the votes of the Electoral College. In the months preceding the joint <br />session, U.S. President Donald Trump asserted that the presidential election results were <br />the product of widespread fraud and should not be accepted by the public or certified by <br />State or Federal officials. Shortly before the joint session commenced, President Trump <br />addressed a crowd in Washington, D.C. There, he reiterated claims that "we won this <br />election." <br />Members of the crowd breached and vandalized the Capitol, injured and killed law <br />enforcement personnel, menaced Members of Congress, the Vice President, and <br />Congressional personnel, and engaged in other violent, deadly, destructive, and seditious <br />acts. President Trump's conduct on January 6, 2021 followed his prior efforts to subvert <br />and obstruct the certification of the results of the 2020 Presidential election. <br />As requested by members of the City Council, attached is a resolution of the Santa Ana <br />City Council condemning the insurrection that occurred at the U.S. Capitol in <br />Washington, D.C. on January 6, 2021 and calling for a peaceful transition of power <br />(Exhibit 1). <br />FISCAL IMPACT <br />There is no fiscal impact associated with this action. <br />