El Ayuntamiento votó 12 a 2 aprobar la medida, con los miembros del consejo Mike Bonin y Nithya Raman en desacuerdo. Una segunda lectura, generalmente una formalidad, se llevará a cabo en septiembre.. 21 para que la ordenanza entre en vigor.
The ordinance was requested by Council President Nury Martinez and Councilman Mitch O’Farrell, who were the targets of anti-vaccine protesters last month. On Aug. 29, a protester at a Santa Monica rally shared their home addresses and encouraged people to show up at the residences if they voted to approve an ordinance requiring partial proof of vaccination before being able to enter most indoor spaces.
“We have one week to stop the (vaccination) passports … if it’s unanimous, we’ve lost,” a protester said. “Sharpen your knives, get your guns, get your food now. We find out who voted yes and you show up at their house. We need to intimidate these people.”
“No staffers, no family members of ours should be subjected to this kind of treatment. My address and my home is not a public place for you to come and protest,” ella añadió.
After the rally, protesters, including gubernatorial recall candidate David Alexander Bramante, showed up at the homes of the Martinez and O’Farrell.
“I had a group of folks show up at my doorstep, banging on my door, banging on my windows, harassing my neighbors, screaming obscenities into my daughter’s bedroom and yelling into bullhorns asking me to come out and threatening my life,” Martinez said, de acuerdo a City News Service. “Members, quite frankly, I’m done with the entire thing. I’m done with the threats … I am prepared to put an end to this.”
Several members of the public called to voice opposition to the measure, calling it a violation of their First Amendment derechos. Some said they would sue the city if the ordinance takes effect. A draft ordinance said anyone found to be in violation could be sued for damages and face up to $ 1,000 in fines.