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Compassion & Justice

Release Date: 2020-07-04

I’ve always said one of the best days of my life was when I became an American. I’m a citizen by choice, not birth—and it’s a privilege my family had to fight and struggle for. I’ve always loved our country and feel a deep sense of gratitude for all it has provided my family. Patriotism is also about reflection and recognizing we are not a perfect union—but a country and people that struggle and often fail to live up to our founding principles.

Amongst the pain and anger we are going through at this moment we must be guided by knowing if we lead with compassion and a strong sense of justice, we are going to build a better country.

Happy 4th of July,

Mayor Robert Garcia