No, the Tustin City Council has already unanimously declared its opposition to Senate Bill (SB) 54 in a public meeting and in writing, and supporting and defending the Constitution does not require the City to go further by spending Tustin’s limited taxpayer dollars on litigation whenever a State law may be inconsistent with a Federal law. Must cities expend limited public resources fighting the legalization of cannabis in California, for instance, simply because that law may be inconsistent with Federal law? No.
SB 54 is already being aggressively challenged in Federal Court in Fresno by the Federal Government and other well-funded organizations. As explained above, SB 54 does not affect how Tustin’s Police Department goes about protecting the public and enforcing the law in Tustin, and Tustin prefers to invest its law enforcement funds and resources here at home in support of that continuing commitment to public safety.