Flagstaff Passes Resolution Against Border Wall Builders

By Laurel Morales
January 17, 2018

The Flagstaff City Council passed a resolution Tuesday that takes a stand against President Donald Trump’s proposed wall along the Mexico border. 

The council voted 5-2 on a resolution that calls for a ban on business with border wall contractors. The Arizona Chapter of Associated Generated Contractors spoke out against the resolution, saying it would unconstitutionally blacklist contractors and cost Flagstaff taxpayers by limiting competition for bids.

Councilman Charlie Odegaard, who voted against the resolution, questioned what impact the wall has on northern Arizona. Mayor Coral Evans used the analogy of the Civil War saying, what would have happened if the North hadn’t paid attention to what was happening in the South?

Flagstaff joins 30 other cities, counties and tribal nations that have passed similar resolutions.