|Title:||Last Change to Stop the Sidewalk Snatchers|
|START DATE:||Tuesday September 24|
|TIME:||2:45 PM – 3:45 PM|
|809 Center Council Chambers at City Hall across from the main library and the Civic Auditorium|
|Contact Name||Robert Norse|
|Email Address||rnorse3 [at] hotmail.com|
|Address||309 Cedar PMB #14B Santa Cruz, CA 95060|
|SUCCESSFUL PROTEST ON SUNDAY
After a rousing demonstration downtown on Sunday (see http://www.facebook.com/
Neither the Santa Cruz Sentinel (though a reporter was there) nor indybay.org/santacruz chose to cover the protest.
Councilmember Micah Posner put in appearance as the protest was dispersing. I’ll hope to post my own impressions later today.
TUESDAY PROTEST WILL PROVIDE FOOD
A special tip of the hat to India Joze’s Jumbogumbo Joe Schultz for providing tasty vegan soup at both the Sunday and Tuesday protests.
The text of the proposed ordinances is at http://sire.cityofsantacruz.
COUNCIL’S RUSH JOB
They were proposed with only 72-hour notice 2 weeks ago and passed by City Council 5-2 without only 2 minutes public input allowed per person (instead of the 3 minutes customary in a Public Hearing on a law change). There was no estimate of the amount of city money and police time already being spent enforcing these “don’t sit next to a building”-style ordinances
THE USUAL SUSPECTS
The ordinances also seem to be part of a continuing campaign to make Santa Cruz an “unwelcome” area for homeless people, hippies, and poor people generally.
Since it seems unlikely that the Council will disobey its Downtown Association, Santa Cruz Neighbors, and Take Back Santa Cruz masters, this meeting will also be an organizing opportunity to plan the next phase of the resistance.
More protests like Sunday’s street demonstration and the spontaneous Saturday Chalk-In (see http://www.flickr.com/photos/
READ THE TEXT OF THE FLYER AT