Resisting In Place–A Berkeley Response to the Sweeps– 11 AM Sub Rosa at 703 Pacific, followed by HUFF Wednesday October 16th

CONSCIENCE AND ACTION IDEAS  10-16-19

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; Timekeeper & Time Limits; Vibes Guy 
  • Encampments & Sweeps on Coral St, the Beach, the Levee, the Post Office, and the Pogonip: Street Reports
  • Following up on the Justin Cummings Outreach on Encampments, Enforcement, Rent, and Bathrooms;
  • Stina Follow-Up on Peepee Bottles to City Council; Alternative Protests at Bernal, Cummings, Watkins door
  • Laura’s Update on Shelter Availability & the Winter Shelter Sham
  • Marcos and Winter Shelter Follow-Up: Exposing the O’Hara Narrative
  • Lower Ocean Elder/Disabled Evictions
  • Union of the Homeless Update
  • 1220 River St Followup, Louden Nelson Report                                                                    


For HUFFsters  New Street Spirits and Street Sheets now available.  Sorry for the delay.

  • Announcements: Including Brief Summaries of Agenda Items
  • Finishing the C & A Agenda
  • Library Concerns
  • Union of the Homeless Proposals Around Mandatory Incarceration for Shelter or “Obligation to Shelter”
  • Monitoring Shelter Conditions–Tabling at Coral St.: Another Union Proposal
  • Street and Campground Report 
  • Susie O’Hara Documentation
  • RV Update–Re: Police Response, Vigilante Action, & Reports from Other Cities
  • Scheduling Homeless Union Tabling at FNB or on Pacific
  • Recycling Update

Probing Past the Duck-the-Issue Denunciations at Shitty Council: Conscience & Action at 11 AM Sub Rosa at 703 Pacific, followed by HUFF Wednesday October 9th

CONSCIENCE AND ACTION IDEAS  10-9-19

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; Timekeeper & Time Limits; Vibes Guy 
  • Reports from the Beach on the Curfew Imposition and Homeless Displacement
  • City Council Lookback from 10-8  & Staff Report Deadline for 10-10: Pressuring Justin Cummings on Encampments, Enforcement, Rent, and Bathrooms;
  • Stina Follow-Up on Peepee Bottles to City Council; Alternative Protests at Bernal, Cummings, Watkins doors
  • Most of Last Glover Agenda Meeting Archived at http://huffsantacruz.org/lost/Glover%20Agenda%2010-4.mp
  • Laura’s Update on Shelter Availability & the Winter Shelter Sham
  • Marcos and Winter Shelter Follow-Up: Exposing the O’Hara Narrative
  • Lower Ocean Elder/Disabled Evictions
  • Phone a Cop for Service Proposal
  • 1220 River St Followup, Louden Nelson Report                                                                    


For HUFFsters  New Street Spirits and Street Sheets will be available soon.  Sorry for the delay.

  • Announcements: Including Brief Summaries of Agenda Items
  • Further Action on C & A Items
  • Library Concerns
  • Union of the Homeless Proposals Around Mandatory Incarceration for Shelter or “Obligation to Shelter”
  • Monitoring Shelter Conditions–Tabling at Coral St.: Another Union Proposal
  • Street and Campground Report 
  • Susie O’Hara Documentation
  • RV Update–Re: Police Response, Vigilante Action, & Reports from Other Cities
  • Scheduling Homeless Union Tabling at FNB or on Pacific
  • Recycling Update

Winter Shelter Sham & New Protest Prospects: Conscience & Action at 11 AM Sub Rosa at 703 Pacific, followed by HUFF Wednesday October 2nd

CONSCIENCE AND ACTION IDEAS  10-2-19

Note:  Agenda Ideas are simply suggestions and subject to change and addition from anyone in the group.  They cover a wide range of possibilities.  Bathrobespierre Robert may be absent for some of the meetings.

  • Announcements: Choice of Action Items; Timekeeper & Time Limits; Vibes Guy 
  • Reports from the Beach on the Curfew Imposition and Homeless Displacement
  • City Council Lookback from 9-24  & Preview of 10-8: Pressuring Justin Cummings on Encampments, Enforcement, Rent, and Bathrooms; Glover’s 10-4 5:30 Meeting at City Hall
  • Last Glover Agenda Meeting Archived at http://huffsantacruz.org/lost/Drew%20Agenda%209-20.MP3
  • Supporting Martin v. Boise at City Hall Tuesday and on the Streets–Demo at City Attorney’s?  Vice-Mayor Cummings?
  • October 7th The Public Movie at 4 pm at RCNV
  • Laura’s Update on Shelter Availability & the Winter Shelter Sham
  • Phone a Cop for Service Proposal
  • 1220 River St Followup, Louden Nelson Report                                                                    


For HUFFsters  New Street Spirits and Street Sheets will be available soon.

  • Announcements: Including Brief Summaries of Agenda Items
  • Further Action on C & A Items
  • Janus Strike Report & Last Week’s Climate March Update
  • Union of the Homeless Proposals Around Mandatory Incarceration for Shelter or “Obligation to Shelter”
  • Monitoring Shelter Conditions–Tabling at Coral St.: Another Union Proposal
  • Street and Campground Report 
  • Susie O’Hara Documentation
  • RV Update–Re: Police Response, Vigilante Action, & Reports from Other Cities
  • Scheduling Homeless Union Tabling at FNB or on Pacific
  • Recycling Update

Censored Censure Speech at City Council Last Night: HUFF Activists Gather at 11 AM Today at the Sub Rose Cafe

Who Deserves Censure at City Council?


At the 9-24 City Council meeting, I was initially promised four minutes to give a group presentation on behalf of HUFF (Homeless United for Friendship and Freedom). Once the Censure item was tabled without public comment, Mayor Watkins cut me back to two minutes on the second related “Rose Investigation Recommendations” item. Here is the full speech she censored.
Watkin’s shutdown of my HUFF presentation was yet another in a long line of arbitrary and capricious actions targeting her critics. She let others speak pro and con on Censure issue during the “Rose Investigation” item, but cut me off from the promised time.

The substance of this speech has continuing relevance beyond the specifics of this Council meeting.

If anyone deserves Censure, it’s the Watkins-Mathews-Myers minority at Council for its lengthy history of improper sabotaging of the Progressive majority’s agenda, which I partially itemize in the speech.

Many speakers called for reconciliation, essentially denying the obvious and unavoidable class split on the Council. I believe that recognizing that division and choosing sides is a precondition to moving forward on a variety of issues that have been successfully blockaded by Watkins and her Council minority.

HUFF will be at the Sub Rosa Cafe next to the Bike Church at 703 Pacific Ave at 11 AM today.   Conscience and Action [C & A] activists and the general public are invited.  C & A co-chairs Steve Pleich and Phil Posner will not be able to make the usual C & A meeting at 11 AM meeting but HUFF activists will be there to support the meeting as usual.

The full speech is available on line at https://www.indybay.org/newsitems/2019/09/25/18826656.php .

New Homeless Dispersal with Beach Ban–Next Steps for Conscience & Action at 11 AM Sub Rosa at 703 Pacific, followed by HUFF Wednesday September 18th

CONSCIENCE AND ACTION IDEAS  9-18-19

Note:  Agenda Ideas are simply suggestions and subject to change and addition from anyone in the group.  They cover a wide range of possibilities.  Bathrobespierre Robert may be absent for some of the meetings.

  • Announcements: Choice of Action Items; Timekeeper & Time Limits; Vibes Guy 
  • Reports from the Beach on the Curfew Imposition and Homeless Displacement
  • Upcoming City Council Meeting:  Glover’s 5:30 PM 9-20 Agenda Meeting
  • Keith’s Proposed “No Forced Containment Camps” Meeting & Concern
  • Any Requests for the Union of the Homeless NYC meeting?
  • Results of the Salinas Union of the Homeless Hearing
  • Laura’s Report on Shelter Calls
  • Ross Lawsuit and Union Organizing Report: Phone a Cop for Service Proposal
  • 1220 River St Camp Council, Union Critique, Media Coverage                                                                    


For HUFFsters  New Street Spirits and Street Sheets will likely be available at this meeting.

  • Announcements: Including Brief Summaries of Agenda Items
  • Further Action on C & A Items
  • Street and Campground Report

Done Deal Main Beach Ban–Next Steps for Conscience & Action at 11 AM Sub Rosa at 703 Pacific, followed by HUFF Wednesday September 11th

CONSCIENCE AND ACTION IDEAS  9-11-19

Note:  Agenda Ideas are simply suggestions and subject to change and addition from anyone in the group.  They cover a wide range of possibilities.  Bathrobespierre Robert will be absent, with medical probs.

  • Announcements: Choice of Action Items; Timekeeper & Time Limits; Vibes Guy 
  • Beach Campground Update
  • City Council’s Done Deal–Suggestions for Follow-Up
  • Louden Nelson Update: Building on the Same old Shit
  • Continuing the Posner Petition to Downtown Businesses Organizing Efforts along with Homeless Union organizing
  • Staff Reports for Council Agenda for 9-25–deadline Thursday
  • Ross Lawsuit and Union Organizing Report: Phone a Cop Proposal                                                                          

 

For HUFFsters

  • Announcements: Including Brief Summaries of Agenda Items
  • Further Action on C & A Items
  • Street and Campground Report
  • 9 AM September 13th Monterey Court Hearing 1200 Aguajito Rd for Salinas Injunction Against Cop Harassment at Sherwood Park Contact Robert at 423-483
  • Updates: Stepping Up in Santa Cruz Poverty Pimp PR Checking: Eli and Laura Report; Helping Homeless Union Tabling
  • End of Recycling Report
  • Public Records Updates: Bathroom Data–Norse and Colby’s Data  Some at https://cityofsantacruz.sharefile.com/d-s34d2fddbfc2468da

Digesting the Two Protests at 1220 River and Louden Nelson– 11 AM Sub Rosa at 703 Pacific, followed by the woeful warriors of HUFF Wednesday September 4th !

CONSCIENCE AND ACTION IDEAS  9-4-19

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; Timekeeper & Time Limits; Vibes Guy 
  • Louden Nelson Bathroom Protest Success: 8-27 Council Implications; Upcoming Council Meeting; Glover Pre-Meet Friday 5:30 PM
  • Continuing the Posner Organizing Efforts along with Homeless Union organizing
  • 1220 Protest Aftermath and Campground Organizing
  • Any City Council Issues to be Raised for Agenda or Plans for September 10th?
  • Ross Lawsuit and Union Organizing Report: Phone a Cop Proposal
  • FREE Mime Troupe Show Sat & Sun Sept 7-8 2:30 PM San Lorenzo Park “Treasure Island”  Union Table Organizing There?
                                                


For HUFFsters

  • Announcements: Including Brief Summaries of Agenda Items
  • Further Action on C & A Items
  • Street and Campground Report
  • August 29th Monterey Court Hearing 1200 Aguajito Rd for Salinas Injunction Against Cop Harassment at Sherwood Park 1:30 PM
  • Chief Mills Latest Responses on Choke-Holds, Rape Kits, and the SCPD Bathroom
  • Updates: Stepping Up in Santa Cruz Poverty Pimp PR Checking: Eli and Laura Report; Helping Homeless Union Tabling
  • End of Recycling Report
  • Public Records Updates: Bathroom Data–Norse and Colby’s Data  Some at https://cityofsantacruz.sharefile.com/d-s34d2fddbfc2468da

Council Chaos and Protests Impending: Join Us at the 11 AM Conscience and Action group to work it out– Sub Rosa at 703 Pacific, followed by the weary HUFF meeting, Wednesday August 28th !

 CONSCIENCE AND ACTION IDEAS  8-28-19

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; Timekeeper & Time Limits; Vibes Guy 
  • Follow-Up on Marcos Meeting; Protest Prep for Tomorrow
  • Potty Protest at Louden Nelson on Tuesday
  • City Council Update: Small Victory on City Hall Bathroom Reopening for a Month; Draw on the CACH Referrals; Defeat on Louden Nelson
  • Any City Council Issues to be Raised for Agenda or Plans for September 10th?
  • Ross Lawsuit and Union Organizing Report: Phone a Cop Proposal
  • Possible Glover call (10 minutes available on his end)                                                                             

For HUFFsters

  • Announcements: Including Brief Summaries of Agenda Items
  • Further Action on C & A Items
  • Street and Campground Report
  • August 29th Monterey Court Hearing 1200 Aguajito Rd for Salinas Injunction Against Cop Harassment at Sherwood Park 1:30 PM
  • Chief Mills Latest Responses on Choke-Holds, Rape Kits, and the SCPD Bathroom
  • What’s to be Done With SC Homeless Union Documentation?
  • Stepping Up in Santa Cruz Poverty Pimp PR Checking: Eli and Laura Report?
  • End of Recycling Report
  • Public Records Updates: Bathroom Data–Norse and Colby’s Data  Some at https://cityofsantacruz.sharefile.com/d-s34d2fddbfc2468da

UPCOMING PROTESTS/COURT DATES

  • Thursday August 29 1:30 PM   Court for the Sherwood Park Plaintiffs seeking to enjoin Salinas authorities from harassment of the homeless  1200 Aguajito Road MONTEREY.  
  • Thursday August 29 10 AM   Press Conference at Protest outside 1220 River St. 
  • Tuesday, September 3, 1:30 PM Louden Nelson Potty Protest

Another Round With 11 AM Conscience and Action Conclave at the Sub Rosa at 703 Pacific, followed by the weary HUFF meeting, today Wednesday August 21st !

CONSCIENCE AND ACTION IDEAS  8-21-19

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; Timekeeper & Time Limits; Vibes Guy 
  • Meeting with Marcos Marquez
  • Follow-Up Discussion
  • Old Biz:  Committee Report on Bathroom Protest; Diapers for
    Decency Campaign
  • Any City Council Issues to be Raised for Agenda or Plans for August 27?
  • Ross Lawsuit and Union Organizing Report: Phone a Cop Proposal
  • Possible Glover call (10 minutes available on his end)                                                                             

For HUFFsters

  • Announcements: Including Brief Summaries of Agenda Items
  • Further Action on C & A Items
  • Street and Campground Report
  • August 29th Monterey Court Hearing 1200 Aguajito Rd for Salinas Injunction Against Cop Harassment at Sherwood Park 1:30 PM
  • What’s to be Done With SC Homeless Union Documentation?
  • Stepping Up in Santa Cruz Poverty Pimp PR Checking: Eli and Laura Report?
  • End of Recycling Report
  • Public Records Updates: Bathroom Data–Norse and Colby’s Data  Some at https://cityofsantacruz.sharefile.com/d-s34d2fddbfc2468da

UPCOMING PROTESTS/COURT DATES

  • Wednesday Aug 21 11 AM  C&A Meeting w/Morales or Thursday Aug 22 Salvation Army  11 AM (or Aug 22nd at Salvation Army HQ)
  • Thursday August 29 1:30 PM   Court for the Sherwood Park Plaintiffs seeking to enjoin Salinas authorities from harassment of the homeless  1200 Aguajito Road MONTEREY.  
  • Thursday August 29 10 AM   Press Conference at Protest outside 1220 River St. 
  • Tuesday, September 3, 1:30 PM Louden Nelson Potty Protest

Coffeedown with the 11 AM Conscience and Action Conclave at the Sub Rosa at 703 Pacific, followed by the weary HUFF meeting, today Wednesday August 14!

CONSCIENCE AND ACTION IDEAS  8-14-19

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; Timekeeper & Time Limits; Vibes Guy 
  • Old Biz:  Report from 1220 River St.’s Eric Snickars; prep for protest; Possible Protest Burnout
  • Old Biz:  Committee Report on Bathroom Protest
  • Brief City Council Reports
  • Facebook Fallout on RV Harassment/Calif Homeless Union Organizing:  A Possible Business Picketing Response?
  • Proposal for Glover and/or Krohn to have Public Agenda Proposal Receiving Session on Thursday after Tuesday Council
  • Ross Lawsuit and Union Organizing Report: Phone a Cop Proposal
  • Possible Glover call (10 minutes available on his end)
  • CACH committee’s reaction to City Council Actions                                                                               

 

For HUFFsters

  • Announcements: Including Brief Summaries of Agenda Items
  • Further Action on C & A Items
  • Street and Campground Report
  • Glover Call on City Council Votes; Possible P     
  • RV and Vehicle Seizure; Gen-I on Vehicle Tow and Alicia’s Latest on Haebe’s Green Stickers
  • August 29th Monterey Court Hearing 1200 Aguajito Rd for Salinas Injunction Against Cop Harassment at Sherwood Park 1:30 PM
  • What’s to be Done With SC Homeless Union Documentation?
  • Stepping Up in Santa Cruz Poverty Pimp PR Checking: Eli and Laura Report?
  • Odds & Ends:  Needle Exchange Expansion Debate/Forum…Alicia Homeless Union Report
  • Recycling Report
  • Public Records Updates: Bathroom Data–Norse and Colby’s Data  Some at https://cityofsantacruz.sharefile.com/d-s34d2fddbfc2468da

UPCOMING PROTESTS/COURT DATES

  • Thursday August 29 10 AM   Press Conference at Protest outside 1220 River St.   
  • Wednesday Aug 21 11 AM  C&A Meeting w/Morales or Thursday Aug 22 Salvation Army  11 AM (or Aug 22nd at Salvation Army HQ)
  • Thursday August 29 1:30 PM   Court for the Sherwood Park Plaintiffs seeking to enjoin Salinas authorities from harassment of the homeless  1200 Aguajito Road MONTEREY. 
  • Tuesday, September 3, 1:30 PM Louden Nelson Potty Protest