Ciampi Calls for Ammiano to Oppose the Palo Alto Vehicle-Home Ban [5 Attachments]

[Attachment(s)from Robert Norse included below]

NOTE FROM NORSE:  Tony Ciampi is a long-time fighter for homeless rights in Palo Alto.    Rarely I’ve persuaded him to come on the air to discuss this struggle.   I’m not clear where the struggle is at right now, Continue reading

New Police Powers Laws to get Final Approval Tuesday in Santa Cruz

Title: Round Two–The New Anti-Homeless Laws Return for a Final Reading
START DATE: Tuesday June 11
TIME: 3:00 PM – 4:00 PM
Location Details:
City Council Chambers 809 Center St.
Event Type: Protest
NO LOITERING ON THE MEDIANS
The anti-homeless “no loitering on the median” law is item #16 on the Afternoon Agenda for Tuesday 6-11 at 3 PM (likely to come up slightly later). This will be the second and final Continue reading

Judge to Rule on Motion for New Trial Friday in False Arrest by Two Mayors Case

NOTE BY NORSE:  The Santa Cruz City Council’s slow but steady cutback of public comment time, public accessibility, and public accountability is something I’ve recently written about (and filed a formal Brown Act complaint against–see Mayor Cuts Off Comment in Consent Agenda Crackdown; Continue reading

Spreading Fear and Encouraging Hatred Among the Youth in Santa Cruz

NOTES BY NORSE:

The following Sentinel article is another example of the spreading misdirected “Public Safety” mythology being pushed by right-wing groups.The homeless and drug “crime” problem builds on the fantasy that there is some new major Public Safety threat.  It’s actually that Continue reading

Mayor “Hackin’” Hillary Decrees New Gag Rule at Santa Cruz City Council

http://www.indybay.org/newsitems/2013/06/01/18737797.php

Mayor Cuts Off Comment in Consent Agenda Crackdown; Brown Act Complaint Rejected
by Robert Norse ( rnorse3 [at] hotmail.com )
Saturday Jun 1st, 2013 10:49 PM

At Tuesday’s afternoon City Council meeting (5-28), Mayor Bryant adopted a new repressive procedure which seemed to be made up on the spot to silence Continue reading