SANTA FE – Alan Webber, Santa Fe’s newly elected mayor, made it clear during his inauguration speech Monday night that the city will remain a welcoming “sanctuary” for all people living here, carrying on the immigrant-friendly policies championed by his predecessor.
Now former Mayor Javier Gonzales has been a prominent spokesman for so-called sanctuary cities, via several appearances and interviews in the national news media.
Webber, who was endorsed by Gonzales, said he won’t waiver on that issue.
“Santa Fe’s future is hiding in plain sight and it is a future of unlimited potential,” he said. “A future of equity and inclusivity where everyone has a chance to succeed and prosper. Of fairness and better paying jobs where we combine social justice and economic opportunity. Of affordable housing in safe neighborhoods with good streets and inviting parks. A future of compassion and respect and sanctuary for every member of our community.”
That drew a rousing round of applause from roughly 400 people in attendance at the Santa Fe Community Convention Center.
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