HUFF meets tomorrow: Wednesday January 24th 11 AM Sub Rosa

After a puffy fluffy City Council meeting today, but with passage of certain place-holder measures that don’t actually disperse the San Lorenzo campground in the immediate future and promise “rent control discussion” at the next February meeting, HUFF continues on its weary way with its second January meeting at the Sub-Rosa at 11 AM Wednesday January 24th.  

Positive news: tenant advocates have turned in the wording for a Rent Control Initiative to be examined by the City Attorney; First They Came for the Homeless–a tough and tenacious homeless-run encampment in Berkeley has won a hearing in their lawsuit against the City of Berkeley for violating their First Amendment rights in 16 separate police raids; Sleeping Citations in October and November from Parks and Recreation are down–according to hardworking Citation Searchers Laura and Gloria.

On the Agenda:  City Council Report, Encampment Defense Discussion, Berkeley’s Feisty First They Came for the Homeless lawsuit advancement–its Santa Cruz implications, the Latest from the Lapis Road RV Struggle from Beggarbacker Becky (depending on weather conditions), and whatever comes out of the usual HUFF turmoil.

You can also contact HUFF central by phone for assignments, reports, and updates at 831-423-4833.   We need help reviewing the SCPD’s Citation record to see how accurate Chief Mills’ “No Sleeping Ban Citations at Night on Public Property” policy aligns with SCPD practice over the last 2-3 months.

For outside updates, check out Facebook pages for Santa Cruz Food Not Bombs and Santa Cruz Homeless Outside.  Don’t forget to check in on archived audio of Bathrobespierre’s Broadsides if didn’t catch the Sunday morning or Thursday evening broadcasts.   Go to and click on “Lost Shows”.    Interesting stuff.