Bathrobespiere’s Broadsides radio show streams tonight (7-4-19) at 6 PM at www.freakradio.org: Salinas Homeless Roust Coming Up & “Action Now” Alicia Kuhl’s Park-In Protest

Free Radio Santa Cruz is waiting with $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).  We’re also seeking a transmitter space where we can put up an antenna–a backyard, a multistory home, a high tree–help us spread the word.   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:

  • The 1772 Somerset Decision Prompts Pro-Slavery Support for U.S. Independence
  • “Worrisome Wind” Wes White on the Upcoming Salinas Rousts
  • RV Dwellers Led by SC Union of the Homeless Activist Alicia Kuhl Park In, in Protest

Wednesday July 3, 2019 Pow-Wow for the Park-In at Conscience and Action at the Sub Rosa at 11 AM followed by HUFF at or sometime after Noon at 703 Pacific

 CONSCIENCE AND ACTION IDEAS  7-3-19

Note:  Agenda Ideas are simply suggestions and subject to change and addition from anyone in the group.  They cover a wide range of possibilities.

  • Announcements: Choice of Action Items
  • Park-In Report from Last Night; Prospects for the Next 2 Nights
  • 4th of July Triple Fines; Weekend Declaration Tabling at FNB; Iran Anti-War Demo Saturday
  • Main Projects–Where to Focus?: Louden Nelson Bathroom Action & Organizing: P & R Report, July 8 Demo…RV Protection….Campground Union Organizing
  • Glover Call on Release of Infraction Examination, Investigation, Housing Problem                                                                                                               
  • Old Business—Follow-Up’s:  River St. Campground Situation:  Showers, Visitors, Drop-In’s, the City’s Model   
  • Needle Exchange Expansion Debate/Forum…Post Office Box: Alicia Homeless Union Report
  • Stepping Up Santa Cruz Resource List–Who’ll Do the Follow-Up?

  • For HUFFsters
  • Announcements: Including Brief Summaries of Agenda Items
  • Further Action on C & A Items
  • Park-In Protest Support & P & R Report
  • Street Reports
  • Public Records: Oral Communication History
  • Glover Phone Update
  • Campside Connections & Mills Enforcement
  • Jack’s Restaurant Discrimination Sting
  • Crackdown on RV’s at Safeway and Elsewhere; Recent Fliers
  • RV Attacks & Restricted”Reforms” in Other Cities
  • SNAIL Update?
  • Berkeley Report

CHECK OUT https://www.indybay.org/newsitems/2019/07/02/18824365.php FOR PARK-IN PROTEST UPDATES.

Santa Cruz County Homeless Union President Launches RV Park-In Protest

 

WHY A PROTEST NOW?

Recent renewal of harassment of RV dwellers along Woodrow has prompted Alicia Kuhl of the SC Homeless Union to organize a Park-In to protest the threatening vigilante behavior. This morning, homeless activist Alicia Kuhl posted the following facebook event at https://www.facebook.com/events/388202455136850/:

“Park In/Protest. We are hosting a 72 hour park in on the corner of Woodrow & Westcliff near the end of Pelton. Starting tonight for 72 hours. Please come and park, share food, talk, or just park. Bring signs! We have a right to park for 72 hours, harassment is illegal, everybody has a right to live etc. See you there. Fight Poverty NOT The Poor! Can you hear me?????” ❤❤


Alicia advised me by phone that she had contacted the SCPD after recent harassment from a neighbor posting a “We Watch Our Area; This is Not a Campground” notice on her car. She had a fifteen minute phone conversation with an officer she described as condescending and dismissing. She and other vehicle dwellers decided it was time to renew a basic public demands on Chief Andy Mills’ department–originally made months ago.

DEMANDS OF THE DEMONSTRATION
The demand: that Mills direct his officers to advise vigilantes calling in with repeated (and often false) complaints that false complaints to the police are a misdemeanor and punishable by fine and imprisonment. In the past, Kuhl reports experiencing repeated contacts with police who warn her they’ve been told her RV was parked past the 72 hour limit. Alicia claims these are repeated false complaints–since she moves her RV regularly.
West Side Neighbors, local anti-homeless NIMBY’s, have been organizing apparently to map out “strategies” of harassment. See at
https://www.indybay.org/newsitems/2019/05/16/18823461.php

 

Parks and Recreation Commission Meets Today at 4 PM To Keep Louden Nelson Bathrooms Shut to the Public

Parks and Rec Set to Sabotage Glover “Open the Bathrooms” Proposal
Date 7/1/2019
Time 4:00 PM – 5:30 PM
Event Type Meeting
Organizer/Author Robert Norse
Email rnorse3 [at] hotmail.com
Phone 831 423-4833
Location Details
Santa Cruz Council Chambers at 809 Center St.
BATHROOM BUFFONERY ON TODAY’S AGENDA
Item #4 on the P & R Agenda today is Hours of Public Facilities (for bathrooms over seen by their department. That’s most of the public ones.

Instead of directing Tony Elliot to immediately reopen the Louden Nelson bathrooms–closed to the public since March 2018, the staff proposal supports continued closure. As a kind of “split the baby” diversion, the pro-closure staff report also suggests forwarding to City Council a second proposal to require City Council vote before any further closure of bathrooms

This might also include portapotties–the night-time bathrooms for poor and unhoused people. That proposal was part of a packet of items presented by Councilmember Glover back in January-February, but set aside by Mayor Watkins.

THE PROPOSAL
Today’s hearing on item #4 covers the two recommendations–specifically:
“That the Parks & Recreation Commission consider the request to modify Santa Cruz Municipal Code 13.04.011 to establish a new provision that park closures lasting more than 14 days must have City Council authorization; and
That the Parks & Recreation Commission consider the request to support the current administrative policy to provide restroom facilities at Louden Nelson Community Center to patrons using the facility for classes, programs, or other scheduled uses.”
The staff report makes no mention of any actual evidence requiring the locking down of the bathrooms last spring. This coincided with the closing of the San Lorenzo campground that sent homeless people streaming into the parks and neighborhoods. Meanwhile an anti-homeless fence was created around the adjacent Laurel Park & First Alarm security “guards” sent in to patrol the park. this aligns withthe homeless-hostile measures by the Terrazas, Mathews, Robinson, & Bryant Councils–a new normalized-discrimination narrative.

HISTORY OF STRUGGLE
In one of the candidate forums in the fall of 2016, 8 of the candidates, including the conservative-reactionaries agreed that Louden Nelson bathrooms should be reopened “immediately.”

Conscience and Action has held meetings with City Manager Martin Bernal and P & R Director Tony Eliot. It has also engaged in public protests in front of the P & R department, at City Hall, and at Louden Nelson last year and petitioned the Council to act to restore the traditional open status of the bathrooms.

Last year the local ACLU (American Civil Liberties Union) weighed in demanding reopening of the bathrooms there and moved its meetings away from the Center in protest. See https://www.indybay.org/newsitems/2018/06/09/18815564.php .

As an outgrowth of the Freedom Sleepers and the subsequent Survival Sleepers actions of 2015-2017, the “Give a Shit” campaign arose urging reopening of the City Hall bathrooms–closed by City Manager Martin Bernal to “discourage” protest and homeless use. (See https://www.indybay.org/newsitems/2016/05/19/18786558.php)

THE STALL CONTINUES
Aided by a fourth vote from Vice-Mayor Justin Cummings to delay action until a “Charter” is created, City Council’s Watkins-Mathews reactionary minority has stalled any action on the issue (and none is currently scheduled). First delayed until August, the issue has been further stalled until action by the Community Advisory Homeless Committee (CaCH) which is not likely to report anything out for 3-4 months at the earliest.

TOILET TRAINING FOR THE ELDERLY, DISABLED, & UNHOUSED?

Private attempts to fill the “bathroom gap” created by City Council and P & R’s refusal to restore bathrooms were thwarted by city action removing a privately-fundeed portapotty. See “Further Developments in Poo Poo Politics” at https://www.indybay.org/newsitems/2018/06/13/18815669.php?show_comments=1#18815707

The 8 portapotties (2 of them disabled accessible for the first time) and 3 wash stations finally set up at the Ross Camp before it was destroyed by police and rangers have not been replaced since their removal in early May.

Ironically, it was concerns about preventing a Hepatitis A out break initially led to the setting up of portapotties first at the San Lorenzo campground in 2017, and then at Ross Camp in 2019.

EARLIER ARTICLES
–”Liberate Locked Lavatories” at https://www.indybay.org/newsitems/2018/09/30/18817923.php
–”Bathrooms, Winter Survival, and Community Caring — A Rally — Join Us!” at https://www.indybay.org/newsitems/2018/09
–”Pee & Poo Protest: Reopen Essential Bathrooms for the Public and the Poor” at https://www.indybay.org/newsitems/2018/07/14/18816456.php
–”Santa Cruz City Manager Refuses to Reopen Louden Nelson/San Lorenzo Park Bathrooms” at https://www.indybay.org/newsitems/2018/07/08/18816393.php
–”Bathroom Baloney–Expanded Speech to City Council on its anti-homeless restrooms policies” at https://www.indybay.org/newsitems/2018/06/13/18815669.php
/18/18817622.php

Sunday’s Bathrobespierre’s Broadsides Radio Stream 6-30-19 9:30 AM-3 PM at www.freakradio.org : Troubling Questions for Councilmember Glover; the SC Homeless Union Visits River St.; Food Not Bomb’s Follies…and more!

STILL SEEKING A RECIPIENT—REWARD ! :$300 for info leading to a 10′ X 10′ studio space indoors or outside with access to bathroom, internet, and power.  Free Radio Santa Cruz is also seeking a transmitter space where we can put up an antenna–a backyard, a multi-story home, a high tree–help us spread the word.   Help us so we can help you!

Today’s show streams at freakradio.org and archives at http://www.huffsantacruz.org/Lostshows.html  
Some of What’s On the Current-and-Catchy portion of today’s show:

  • Rest-Troubled Roy’s Report; Traveler Tim Reports on Salvation Army’s 7th Avenue Shelter
  • Scent-Anal Spotlights Discredited Superior Court Judge Ariadne Symons
  • Half an Hour with Councilmember Drew Glover
  • Gouging Gloom from Counterpunch Writer Kenn Orphan: https://www.counterpunch.org/2019/06/28/now-we-know/
  • Santa Cruz Homeless Union  Visits the 1220 River St. Camp
  • Reporting Back from the Bowels of the Beast: Homeless Union activists report back from D.C.
  • Jack K. Exposes the Punishment-for-Poverty Focused Intervention Team
  • “No War on Iran” Protesters Speak Out
  • “Shit Me Not” Shannon of the River St. Refugees Punches and Poetizes
  • Counterpoint from Sea Otter, Baba Ito, “Shut out” Sharon on Lack of Services & Recent Deaths
  • Katzenjammer Keith and “Look Again!” Elise on the Right-Wing Recall against Glover and Krohn


Barks and Broadsides from the Back Streets  by S.C. Fulltimer Vandweller Julie & Bathrobespierre Robert
UPDATED ADVICE FOR ADVOCATES
  • Check Out the Parks and Recreation Commission 4 PM Meeting Tomorrow 4 PM at City Hall Where Watkins Whipwielders May be Trying Another End Run Around the Sometime Progressive Council Majority
  • Join the “Less Crap, More Crappers” Protest at the Parks and Recreation Office July 8th Monday at 3 PM to Restore Restroom Access at Louden Nelson, City Hall, and City-wide at Night!
  • Support Alternative Survival Camps and Squats in the Wake of the City Council Refusal to Restore Bathrooms, Wash Stations, and Safety Zones for the Majority of Homeless Folks
  • Join the Ross Camp Lawsuit Seeking Damages–Whether you were at Ross Camp or Not: Protect Survival Camps Everywhere! Contact Barracuda Mama at 831-431-7766 or Visit the Union of the Homeless table 4-6 PM at the Saturday and Sunday Food Not Bombs Meals at the Main Post Office
  • Get Ready for Direct Action to Restore and Expand Community Restroom Use
  • Donate to Existing Homeless Encampments, NOT Poverty-Pimp Posturers– Survival Demands Blankets, Water, Tarps, Portapotties & Trash Pick-Up’s–and Deter Police Harassment by being On Call to Document It.
  • Community and City Council Take Note!–More Needs: Potable Water for Drinking and Grey Water for Washing, Laundry Access so Clothes Don’t Mildew, a Drainage System Against the Rains, More Space in Additional Spots, Less Cop Crackdowns
  • Support Food Not Bombs,  the Warming Center’s Day/Night Storage Program, HUFF, Conscience and Action, Santa Cruz Union of the Homeless

Bathrobespiere’s Broadsides radio show streams tonight (6-27-19) at 6 PM at www.freakradio.org: Public Safety Committee Tidbits Chaired by Councilmember Drew Glover

Free Radio Santa Cruz is waiting with $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).  We’re also seeking a transmitter space where we can put up an antenna–a backyard, a multistory home, a high tree–help us spread the word.   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:

  • Updates for the Uppity
  • Slippery Times with Councilman Glover’s Public Safety Committee and the SCPD

Wednesday June 26, 2019 Conscience and Action at the Sub Rosa at 11 AM followed by HUFF at or sometime after Noon at 703 Pacific

We chatter and quaff coffee. 
Also likely:  a visit from River St. Campground Director Eric Snickars..

CONSCIENCE AND ACTION IDEAS  6-26-19

Note:  Agenda Ideas are simply suggestions and subject to change and addition from anyone in the group.  They cover a wide range of possibilities.  Likelihood of postponing C & A meeting today considering the concurrent the Homeless Connect meet.

  • Announcements: Choice of Action Items
  • D.C. and Union Report
  • Prep for Tonight’s Union Update 5-7 PM at RCNV; Weekend Declaration Tabling at FNB; Iran Anti-War Demo Saturday
  • Main Projects: Louden Nelson Bathroom Action & Organizing…RV Protection….Campground Union Organizing
  • City Council Lookback
  • Glover Call on Release of Infraction Examination                                                                                           
  • Media Focus on Exorbitant Cost of Pseudo-Shelter Alternatives:  The River St. Concentration Camp & Other
  • Old Business—Follow-Up’s:  River St. Campground Situation—Snickars–Organizing for Rights to Visit, Documentation at Coral St. & Elsewher   Facebook Fraternizing & Threats with Bigots/Nimby’s…Needle Exchange Expansion Debate/Forum…Post Office Box: Alicia Homeless Union Report
  • Main Projects:   Louden Nelson—City Bathroom Situation—Campgrounds
  • Portapotty Placement…Glover’s Proposal Prospects…Louden Nelson Line
  • Stepping Up Santa Cruz Resource List–Who’ll Do the Follow-Up?

    For HUFFsters

  • Announcements: Including Brief Summaries of Agenda Items
  • Further Action on C & A Items
  • Street Reports: June
  • Street Spirit Vendor: Angel Mason
  • Santa Cruz (Homeless) Connect Report; Flyering
  • Public Records: Oral Communication History
  • Glover Intern Meeting & Recall Report 
  • Campside Connections & Mills Enforcement
  • Jack’s Restaurant Discrimination Sting
  • Crackdown on RV’s at Safeway and Elsewhere; Recent Fliers
  • RV Attacks & Restricted”Reforms” in Other Cities
  • SNAIL Update?
  • Berkeley Report

Sunday’s Bathrobespierre’s Broadsides Radio Stream 6-23-19 9:30 AM-3 PM at www.freakradio.org : Deconstructing the River St. “Show” Campground; Reports from Activists and Idlers; and much more…

STILL SEEKING A RECIPIENT—REWARD ! :$300 for info leading to a 10′ X 10′ studio space indoors or outside with access to bathroom, internet, and power.  Free Radio Santa Cruz is also seeking a transmitter space where we can put up an antenna–a backyard, a multistory home, a high tree–help us spread the word.   Help us so we can help you!

Today’s show streams at freakradio.org and archives at http://www.huffsantacruz.org/Lostshows.html  
Some of What’s On the Current-and-Catchy portionhuff of today’s show:

  • River St. Camp Boss Eric Snickars Fields Hard Questions
  • Conscience & Action in action–a look inside
  • Marching Towards War with Iran; Paralysis & Apathy in Santa Cruz
  • A Scotts Valley sympathizer recounts calling out a business bigot
  • Katzenjammer Keith Reports on D.C., Santa Cruz, and Upcoming Events
  • Gloomy Gusts Ahead: Looking Forward to City Council Tuesday
  • Dawncaller Drew Glover and the Upcoming Council Report
  • Alicia Kuhl’s D.C. Report as She Heads for Fresno Lawyer’s Conference
  • Elder Struggles & Snapshots in Santa Cruz with Ray and Jim
  • Traveler Tim’s Sunny Shelter Report
  • Sundried Tales of Titillation and Trouble from the Food Not Bombs Vats
  • Wes White on Salinas and Washington D.C.


Flashes from the Front  by S.C. Fulltimer Vandweller Julie & Bathrobespierre Robert
ADVICE FOR ADVOCATES
  • Support Alternative Survival Camps and Squats in the Wake of the City Council Refusal to Restore Bathrooms, Wash Stations, and Safety Zones for the Majority of Homeless Folks
  • Join the Ross Camp Lawsuit Seeking Damages–Whether you were at Ross Camp or Not: Protect Survival Camps Everywhere! Contact Barracuda Mama at 831-431-7766 or Visit the Union of the Homeless table 4-6 PM at the Saturday and Sunday Food Not Bombs Meals at the Main Post Office
  • Get Ready for Direct Action to Restore and Expand Community Restroom Use
  • Donate to Existing Homeless Encampments, NOT Poverty-Pimp Posturers– Survival Demands Blankets, Water, Tarps, Portapotties & Trash Pick-Up’s–and Deter Police Harassment by being On Call to Document It.
  • Community and City Council Take Note!–More Needs: Potable Water for Drinking and Grey Water for Washing, Laundry Access so Clothes Don’t Mildew, a Drainage System Against the Rains, More Space in Additional Spots, Less Cop Crackdowns
  • Support Food Not Bombs,  the Warming Center’s Day/Night Storage Program, HUFF, Conscience and Action, Santa Cruz Union of the Homeless

Bathrobespiere’s Broadsides radio show streams tonight (6-20-19) at 6 PM at www.freakradio.org: Riding the Rough Road with “Just Let Me Be” Janai & More….

Free Radio Santa Cruz is waiting with $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).  We’re also seeking a transmitter space where we can put up an antenna–a backyard, a multistory home, a high tree–help us spread the word.   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:

  • Varied Voices from the Red Church Chow Line
  • Serge on the Lived Experiences of Folks Outside
  • Janai Herod Reports on Sudden Crackdown in RV citations in the Harvey West Area (11 tickets in 72 hours) and much more!