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File #: 21-893    Version: 1 Name: Resolution Supporting Ending Child Marriage Discussion
Type: Minute Order Status: Action Item
File created: 4/14/2021 In control: City Council Meeting Agenda
On agenda: 4/19/2021 Final action:
Title: CC - (1) Discussion of a Potential Resolution to Support State Legislation to End Child Marriage; and (2) Direction to the City Manager as Deemed Appropriate.
Attachments: 1. 2021-04-19__ATT__CA Coalition to End Child Marriage Sample Resolution.pdf
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CC - (1) Discussion of a Potential Resolution to Support State Legislation to End Child Marriage; and (2) Direction to the City Manager as Deemed Appropriate.

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Meeting Date: April 19, 2021

Contact Person/Dept: Shelly Wolfberg/City Manager's Office
Phone Number: (310) 253-6000

Fiscal Impact: Yes [] No [X] General Fund: Yes [] No [X]

Public Hearing: [] Action Item: [X] Attachments: [X]

Commission Action Required: Yes [] No [X] Date:

Public Notification: (E-Mail) California Coalition to End Child Marriage and Meetings and Agendas - City Council (04/15/2021).

Department Approval: John M. Nachbar (04/15/2021)
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RECOMMENDATION

Staff recommends the City Council (1) discuss a resolution to support state legislation to end child marriage; and (2) provide direction to the City Manager as deemed appropriate.


BACKGROUND/ DISCUSSION

California is one of only 13 states, in which there is no minimum age for marriage by statute. Global Hope 365 indicates the cities of Irvine, Anaheim, Newport Beach, Yorba Linda, Fullerton, Mission Viejo, and Costa Mesa have adopted a Resolution, and a proposed Resolution is pending discussion in 17 cities and counties, including Culver City's discussion of the issue at the April 12, 2021 City Council Meeting.

The California Coalition to End Child Marriage is convened to educate and bring awareness to current laws in California that allow for the abuse of minors. The Coalition, including all its partners, advocates for the adoption of legislation that restricts marriage to a contract between two consenting adults at a minimum age of 18. These laws are called "No Child Marriage, No Exceptions" laws.

At the February 1, 2021 City Council Meeting, Vice Mayor Lee received City Council consensus to agendize discussion of a resolution against child marriage, which is still legal in California...

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