The usual Sub Rosa Cafe 11 AM meeting at 703 Pacific tomorrow (Wednesday September 20) will not be formally happening today, although the Cafe may be open and some HUFF members may be there. If you wish to pin down a HUFF meeting for next week, contact Robert at 423-4833.
Tune in at 7 PM Thursday 9-21 on Free Radio Santa Cruz to hear poetry from Berkeley poet Julia Vinograd’s newest book Detour as well as updates both gloomy and encouraging. National Law Center on Homelessness and Poverty attorney Tristia Bauman has asked HUFF for its extensive trove of Public Records with an eye to some kind of legal filing in November perhaps. Another legal researcher is investigating homeless encampments.
The second reading of the Unreasonably Disturbing Noise law changes will likely be on next Tuesday’s City Council agenda. Packed with subjective criteria retaining police discretionary powers, it nonetheless limits police power over sound amplification. Check out the 9-12 City Council’s Agenda (Item #21) for the proposed law which pass unanimously last week 7-0.
A description of the nasty law expanded police selective enforcement powers can be found at https://www.indybay.org/
newsitems/2017/09/12/18802845. php (“Stacked Deck Stay-Away Law Expansion Promises More Pain for Poor Outside“) If you’d like to help review the Public Records (still not fully disclosed) and/or help fight the Stay-Away orders as they are individually levied on homeless folks, contact Food Not Bombs or HUFF (numbers below). Let these folks know if you or anyone you know has recently been given a Stay-Away order along with an Infraction ticket, particularly if it’s for longer than 24 hours (or 72 hours after October 12th when the new expanded law goes into effect).
Also please report conditions in San Lorenzo Park and around the Post Office.
If you abhor meetings and wish to work on Public Records, Help compile accounts of Police/Ranger abuses, Monitor the new Library Rules, and/or Assist in getting interviews for Free Radio broadcasts or You-Tube Postings, contact Bathrobespierre Robert at 831-423-4833. Activists around Food Not Bombs and the Freedom Sleepers are also looking for help gathering volunteers for the support meals on Saturday, Sunday, and Tuesday as well as folks who want to help homeless harassed with citations for Being Visibly Homeless. Contact them at 575-770-3377.