Los Angeles — The following statement may be attributed to National League of Cities (NLC) President Mark Stodola, mayor of Little Rock, Arkansas, and League of California Cities President Jan Arbuckle, councilmember of Grass Valley, California:
“We are deeply saddened by the senseless act of violence that occurred last night at the Borderline Bar & Grill in Thousand Oaks, California. Our hearts go out to the victims and their families, including the selfless sheriff’s deputy who died responding to the shooting. As city leaders gather in Los Angeles today to kick off NLC’s 94th annual meeting, we stand united against gun violence and are here to support our friends and colleagues from Thousand Oaks during this difficult time. It is perhaps moments like this that reiterate why having each other to lean on, learn from, and connect with is more important than ever.”
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