At the December 19 meeting of the Pocatello City Council, Item 11 on the agenda concerned a decision to adopt a resolution affirming the City’s consent to the resettling of refugees in Pocatello and authorizing the Mayor to sign a letter to the US State Department consenting to such refugee resettling.

After Mayor Brian Blad announced the item, City Council President Jim Johnston noted that Larry Gebhardt, President, Bridges Idaho, was in attendance, and asked that he provide additional information with respect to the request for the consent letter.  Following several minutes of questions from the City Council, Councilwoman Linda Leeuwrik made a motion to approve the request, and it was unanimously approved by the Council.

To see the full meeting of the Pocatello City Council, view the video, below:


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