If any delegations from Vietnam visit Milpitas, they will have to reimburse the police department for any expenses their visit incurs, according to a resolution passed Tuesday night at the Milpitas City Council meeting.
While no delegations from Vietnam have visited Milpitas or are planning to visit Milpitas, the resolution drew strong support from Vietnamese community, many who cheered when the resolution was passed 4-0.
The resolution drew deeper meaning for city council members such as Councilmember Carmen Montano, who said “We’re petitioning for a non-communist zone,” even though Vietnam is a socialist country.
The text of the resolution states that:
The need for unexpected additional police services resulting from political disruption caused by inadequately noticed visits from the Socialist Republic of Vietnam is a preventable event.
And therefore inadequately noticed unexpected visits from the Socialist Republic of Vietnam predictably will result in political disruption injurious to health and unlawful obstruction of streets, sidewalks and public spaces constituting a public nuisance and the costs should be borne by the outside organizer, agency or jurisdiction sponsoring the visit and who failed to give adequate notice of such visit."