Nevada City scuttles anti-war resolution |

Nevada City scuttles anti-war resolution

Nevada City leaders narrowly rejected an anti-war resolution late Wednesday that urged U.S. troops in Afghanistan and Iraq be brought home immediately.

Wednesday’s vote came down to a majority of the Nevada City Council saying it wasn’t their job to vote on a national issue, Councilwoman Sheila Stein said.

“That’s not what a majority of people elected us to do,” Stein said.

Support of the anti-war measure fell short, with Mayor Steve Cottrell and Councilwoman Barbara Coffman backing it and Vice-mayor Sally Harris, Councilman David McKay and Stein voting against it.

The measure, while non-binding, was designed as a message to President George W. Bush, Governor Arnold Schwarzenegger and Sens. Dianne Feinstein and Barbara Boxer, among other elected leaders.

Measure supporters who spoke Wednesday night significantly outnumbered those against the resolution.

However, Stein did say council members agreed that American troops should be pulled out of Iraq and Afghanistan.


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