Two petitions are circulating online concerning Murrieta Mayor Alan Long and how he disseminated information about immigrant transfers to the Murrieta Border Patrol processing station during a press conference on June 30.
Petition opposing Long
One petition started by Murrieta resident Nancy Brenner wants the city council to censure Long for violating its Code of Conduct policy. The petition claims that Long’s statements during the press conference violated the policy by inciting a hostile anti-immigration mob to protest near the station the next day. The resulting protest prevented immigrant transfers to the station and national media coverage of the protest damaged the city’s reputation.
Brenner launched her petition on July 9 at petitions.moveon.org and over 1,600 people have signed it. She declined an interview stating that her petition speaks for itself.
Some Murrieta residents signing Brenner