Fremont voters upheld an ordinance passed in 2010 that prohibits renting homes to those in the country illegally.
Fremont State Senator Charlie Janssen says this second vote was unnecessary and there was no reason to re-hash the issue but is happy the ordinance was upheld. Those opposing he ordinance say the city will lose federal dollars but Senator Janssen looked into that issue and says that simply is not true.
Janssen says his office looked into the issue of federal dollars lost and found out there is no basis to that statement what-so-ever. He says it would be difficult for federal funds to be withheld because the city was upholding federal law. Senator Janssen says those federal funds opponents referred to were HUD and housing funds and he found that ironic because the very people the federal government is trying to help out end up hurting by pulling money intended for low income housing.
Senator Janssen says there was stronger support to uphold the ordinance than there was when it was approved four years ago. He hopes this ends the issue for good.