| Taking Back Pacific Avenue and Defending Artist, Vendors, & the Community Against Bad Laws
|| Saturday April 30
|| 12:00 PM – 1:30 PM
| Soquel and Pacific on Pacific Avenue outside Forever 21. Or whereever the wind blows or the police push us.
||rnorse3 [at] hotmail.com
||309 Cedar St. P.O. Box 14B, Santa Cruz, 95060
| Join us at noon on Pacific to TAKE BACK THE PUBLIC SPACE ! We’ll share coffee, brownies, strong opinions, and heart space with all comers.
HUFF [Homeless United for Friendship & Freedom] is tabling to raise public awareness about and action around…
+++ The upcoming attack on vendors and other non-commercial folks on the street by the City Council with its new “Vanish the Vendors” ordinance. The law reportedly returns to City Council on May 10th. See http://scsire.cityofsantacruz.com/sirepub/mtgviewer.aspx?meetid=712&doctype=AGENDA [item #22]. My summary is at http://www.indybay.org/newsitems/2016/04/11/18785162.php .
+++ Support for and solidarity with artists on Pacific Avenue, notably two arrested on Saturday April 16 for “displaying artwork outside the blue dotted area’. See “Pacific Avenue Santa Cruz: The Joff Jones and Alex Skelton Report on Freedom in the USA” at http://www.indybay.org/newsitems/2016/04/25/18785582.php .
+++ Join the HUFF campaign to open the City Hall bathrooms 24-hours a day, reopen the closed Soquel Ave. garage bathroom, and bring Santa Cruz into the 21st Century on elementary health and sanitation matters.
+++ Support the HUFF campaign to replace “forbidden zones” blue “performance pens”, and “move along” laws with the successful Voluntary Street Performers Guidelines–which worked well from 1980 to 2002, until torpedoed by a merchant-hamstrung City Council. See http://www.buskersadvocates.org/saalegalSantaCruzGuide.html .
Bring video and audio devices if you’ve got ’em (phones will do)!
Special coverage of Freedom SleepOut #42 and Council Capers before it; Interviews with the unrepentant unhoused: Dreamcatcher, Brent Adams, Sgt. Bush, Sherry, and others.
The show broadcasts at 101.3 FM and streams on the internet at freakradio.org at 6-8 PM (April 28). It will archive at http://www.radiolibre.org/brb/brb160428.mp3.
A show with no flashbacks ! Pacific Avenue Protest Solidarity with Arrested Freedom Artists Joff Jones and Alex Skelton..Street Interviews with Gary Currey, racially harassed for sleeping…Thursday interview on Alex & Joff’s recent arrest..Earlier Joff interview on their August 2015 arrest…Nick Bulaich’s Danger Report from Cannabis Negative Board of Supervisors …Red Church Interviews…Freedom SleepOut #41 Interviews…Wes White’s Extensive Salinas Update on the Month-long Sleepout outside their City Hall…and more!
The show broadcasts at 101.3 FM and streams on the internet at freakradio.org at 9:30 AM – 2:00 PM (April 24). It will archive at http://www.radiolibre.org/brb/brb160424.mp3.
Tonight’s show returns to June 20, 2000. We follow City Council’s retreat from its previous endorsement of the Safe Sleeping Zones in the industrial areas, jewelry seizure by the SCPD, Robert Steffan–the Pink Guy who previously lived in a garbage bag outside Bunny’s Shoes, a lengthy analysis of City Council treachery against the homeless by Chamber of Commerce CEO Mike Schmidt and insider Activist David Silva, as well as a dialogue on the Nueva Vista “oust the Latinos” project then called the Dolphin-Lee project.
The show broadcasts at 101.3 FM and streams on the internet at freakradio.org at 6-8 PM (April 21). It will archive at http://www.radiolibre.org/brb/brb160421.mp3.
Freedom Sleeper Sidewalk Snoozer Toby Nixon says 10 AM is meeting time for those who want to scheme for next week’s Freedom SleepOut.
HUFF will roll out its agenda as soon after 11 as it can seat the restless coffee sippers. Prospects: Bathroom Bullshit–How Can “Vandalism” Close Down the Soquel Garage Bathroom Day and Night for Three Weeks? … Vanishing Vendors–Strategy for the next Council “Crap on the Street Folks” Session and Beyond… Questions for Commisar Collins–the Man Behind the Vanishing Vendors Law… and more.
Preliminary news of the arrest of “Art is Free” painter Alex and fellow painter Joff on Pacific Avenue Saturday afternoon. Special C-4 Committee set up by the Board of Supervisors to propose marijuana cultivation restrictions. Two members weigh in with a report on what will be coming up at the Tuesday April 19 meeting of the Board of Superisors: Extended interviews with C-4 members Nick Bulach and Colin Disheron. A lookback at Freedom Sleep-Out #40 and look forward to upcoming Tuesday Freedom Sleep-Out #41 on April 19. Berkeley activist and attorney Osha Neuman will discuss PC 647e, the infamous “no lodging” law used by Santa Cruz authorities against protesters and homeless folks