Without Emergency Action at Council Today, Tenants Face Evictions and Homelessness This Winter

Last Council Meeting of 2018 What’s Missing? Freeze/Just Eviction Protection Extension !
In the last regular scheduled Council meeting of the year outgoing Mayor Terrazas won’t put on the agenda an item to extend the Rent Freeze/Just Eviction Protection that the Council passed overwhelmingly in February. That measure expires on today December 11th once the election results are accepted by the Council. It leaves tenants vulnerable to exorbitant rental increases. I have written several letters demanding the “progressive” Council members (who constitute a majority in the middle of the evening session) act to raise awareness and muster public pressure to stop this.

Sunday 12-9-18 9:30 AM-3 PM at www.freakradio.org Bathrobespierre’s Broadsides: City Council RunAround–the Upcoming 12-11 Meeting & 12-12 Eviction Day Deadline; Ross Camp Roaming; Flashbacks to 1997

 Sizzling on the Stove:
  • Painfully Long Critique of City Council Avoidance of the Emergency Freeze/Just Eviction Measure*
  • Tenant Rage at the Public Microphone
  • Chewing Over the Usual at the Red Church Chowline
  • Commentary and Chats from the Ross Campground

Flashback to ancient Bathrobespierre’s Broadsides Shows of March 8, 1997 and November 6, 1997

  • Calling Out the Matthews-Rotkin City Council in the Court Crackdown on the 1996 City Hall Sleeping Protest
  • Deputy Fitzgerald Assaults Ageing Activist Jane Kysor for Medical Marijuana, Beggarbacker Becky Johnson Comments
  • Roughrider Richard Quigley Describes His Court Struggle to Maintain Motorcyclist Rights
  • Vinnie the V-Man on Skidmark Bob in his Hearing for “Damaging’ a Police Vehicle
  • Nutcracker Nick Whitehead Reports on the Aftermath of the previous year’s City Council Lockdown
  • Pointed Musical Burlesque from the 1981 S.F. Mime Troupe’s Americans in Last Tango In Huahuatenango**
  • Bathrobespierre Gets Busted in S.F. for Being in a Park in Food Not Bombs follies
  • L.A. Coalition to End Hunger and Homelessness Activist Bob Ehrlenbush on Dumping the Begging Ban
  • Officer Bully-the-Bums Brandt Reportedly Threatens to Unleash his Police Dog
  • Longer version of the 11-6-97 Show Archives later at http://www.huffsantacruz.org/Lostshows.html
  • A few 1997 shows are currently archived, go to http://huffsantacruz.org/archive97
*   Bathrobespierre’s Critical Assessment of the Brown-Krohn response to the Terrazas Council Sell-Out Evolves Through the Show.
** S.F. Mime Troupe Growing Archives at http://www.sfmt.org/company/archives/lastango/last.php
Ripples from the Roadway


  • Donate to Existing Homeless Encampments, not Poverty-Pimp Posturers Winter Survival Demands Blankets, Water, Tarps, Portapotties & Trash Pick-Up’s
  • Support the Downtown Santa Cruz Bathroom Task Force, Food Not Bombs,  the Warming Center’s 24 Hour Storage Program, HUFF, Conscience and Action, Monterey County Homeless Advocates, and other activists in documenting, providing resources, & publicizing the situation.
  •  Check out Homeless Outside in Santa Cruz  on facebook at https://www.facebook.com/HomelessOutsideSantaCruz/ for updates.
  •   Read Updates and Post Them on Santa Cruz Indymedia at https://www.indybay.org/santa-cruz/
  •   Back up homeless efforts to organize either in protest or to demand adequate and accessible facilities.
  •   Exchange information with other supporters there to generate more communication and better solutions in the future.
  •   Listen in to Bathrobespierre’s Broadsides at freakradio.org every Thursday 6-8 PM, Sundays 9:30 AM- 3 PM
  •   Hear archived shows at http://www.huffsantacruz.org/Lostshows.html .
  •   If you must, expropriate items from chain stores.  Don’t steal from vulnerable fellow homeless!

Bathrobespiere’s Broadsides show streams tonight (12-06) at 6 PM at www.freakradio.org: Rent FreezeRoundAbout coming up on 12-11; Brand, Cranky Caller, Rightheart Ricardo, and Cynthia of the Santa Cruz Tenants Association

 Free Radio Santa Cruz still still offers a reward of $300 for info leading to a 10′ X 10′ studio space with bathroom, internet, and electrical access–either indoors or out (we’ll build a structure).  Help us so we can help you!

Tonight’s show streams at freakradio.org and archives at http://www.huffsantacruz.org/Lostshows.html

On tonight’s show:
  • Looking forward to a tumultuous December 11th Council Meeting
  • Righteous Ranting from the Cranky Caller
  • “Blast Ahead” C.M. Berger of the SC Tenants Association Plots a Housed-Homeless Alliance

Between shows, what you can do:
    • Support the Downtown Santa Cruz Bathroom Task Force, Food Not Bombs,  the Warming Center’s 24 Hour Storage Program, HUFF, Conscience and Action, Monterey County Homeless Advocates, and other activists in documenting, providing resources, & publicizing the situation.
    • Check out Homeless Outside in Santa Cruz  on facebook at https://www.facebook.com/HomelessOutsideSantaCruz/ for updates.
    • Read Updates and Post Them on Santa Cruz Indymedia at https://www.indybay.org/santa-cruz/
    • Back up homeless efforts to organize either in protest or to demand adequate and accessible facilities.
    • Exchange information with other supporters there to generate more communication and better solutions in the future.

    • Listen in to Bathrobespierre’s Broadsides at freakradio.org every Thursday 6-8 PM, Sundays 9:30 AM- 3 PM
    • Hear archived shows at http://www.huffsantacruz.org/Lostshows.html .
    • If you must, expropriate items from chain stores.  Don’t steal from vulnerable fellow homeless!
    • Camp lightly and safely!

CONSCIENCE AND ACTION meets 10:45 AM Today Wednesday 12-5 at the Sub Rosa

HUFF members are invited to the Conscience and Action meeting today  (12-5) which will merge into the HUFF meeting since last week C & A regulars were largely out of town or occupied with the holidays.
Conscience and Action usually meets every other Wednesday with the last regular meeting on November 21st.


Possible Agenda Items for Conscience and Action and/or HUFF:
  • Consideration of Actions Supporting the Rent Control/Just Eviction before or at the 12-11 City Council meeting
  • Reviewing and Establishing Links with Survival Campgrounds
  • Review of Park Reopenings and Police/Ranger Behavior Citywide
  • Prospects for a Follow-Up to the November 15 Protest
  • Bathroom Battle:  Follow-Up on Tony Elliot Interview and Letter
  • HomeFree Organization and Independent Survival Camper Report
  • Report from Berkeley’s “Neither Here Nor There” Campground and Organizing Up North
  • Lawsuit Progress Up There and State-Wide in Wake of Boise and Concurrent Actions
  • Union of the Homeless Update
  • Support the Downtown Santa Cruz Bathroom Task Force, Food Not Bombs,  the Warming Center’s 24 Hour Storage Program, HUFF, Conscience and Action, Monterey County Homeless Advocates, and other activists in documenting, providing resources, & publicizing the situation.
  •  Check out Homeless Outside in Santa Cruz  on facebook at https://www.facebook.com/HomelessOutsideSantaCruz/ for updates.
  •   Read Updates and Post Them on Santa Cruz Indymedia at https://www.indybay.org/santa-cruz/
  •   Back up homeless efforts to organize either in protest or to demand adequate and accessible facilities.
  •   Exchange information with other supporters there to generate more communication and better solutions in the future.
  •   Listen in to Bathrobespierre’s Broadsides at freakradio.org every Thursday 6-8 PM, Sundays 9:30 AM- 3 PM
  •   Hear archived shows at http://www.huffsantacruz.org/Lostshows.html .
  •   If you must, expropriate items from chain stores.  Don’t steal from vulnerable fellow homeless!

Sunday 12-2-18 9:30 AM-3 PM at www.freakradio.org Bathrobespierre’s Broadsides: City Council Carousel–Ducking and Delaying the Rent Control Vote; Red Church Roundalay–Voices from the Chowline; Flashback to 1-17-99

 Sizzling on the Stove:
  • Mumbling Along with City Manager Martin Bernal–Clouding the Campground Coverup
  • Public Records Pushback–the Process of Exposure to Punish Obstruction
  • Marysville Union of the Homeless Report from Attorney Anthony Prince
  • Salvation Army Shelter Review by Outspoken Aaron Horsman
  • Barks and Bellows from the November 27th Council Freeze-Out of the Rent Freeze Discussion
  • Ancient Phil Ochs Tunes Throughout the Show

Flashback to January 17, 1999:

  • Meanness Monitor Richard Quigley Challenging Deputy Nielson DooDoo
  • Attorney Catnip Kate Wells On Local Civil Rights lawsuits of the time
  • Beggarbacker Becky Johnson Bashes Deputy Fitzgerald’s Bad Behavior
  • Bashful Bernard Klitzner Revs up Against the Sleeping Ban
  • Vinnie the V-Man Updates the Free Radio Struggle Back Then
  • Show archives later today at http://www.huffsantacruz.org/Lostshows.html if you missed it.
  • Other January 1999 shows currently archived, go to http://huffsantacruz.org/archive99
Flashes from Here and There and Even Further Away