- Associated Press - Friday, January 6, 2017

SANTA FE, N.M. (AP) - Santa Fe Mayor Javier Gonzales says the city will continue to seek federal grants despite President-elect Donald Trump’s threat to cut off federal funding to sanctuary cities.

The New Mexican reports (https://bit.ly/2hYkqLE ) that Gonzales became a de facto spokesman for sanctuary cities last year when he defended policies like refusing to use local resources to help enforce federal immigration laws.

He made his recent comments at a news conference Thursday at which city officials announced a $150,000 grant from the federal Environmental Protection Agency. Santa Fe is one of five cities to receive one of the EPA grants under the President Barack Obama administration.

River and watershed coordinator Melissa McDonald says Santa Fe will use the money to write or rewrite its own storm water management plan.

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Information from: The Santa Fe New Mexican, https://www.sfnewmexican.com

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