Mostly housed participants. With a few outside survivors coming by. Scarf the carrots, cookies, coffee, and chatter. Help expose the City’s lies about shelter/housing availability, peace & progressivism. Focus on homeless accounts, civil liberties, and resistance through exposure. Plus some election eve talk. Bring guests, ideas, and agenda items.
HUFF Meeting 11-3-22
++++ Time keeper; Pass-arounds aplenty; street reports
++++ The Last Benchlands Bulldozing Report:
++++ Shelter shuffling—reports Watcher wanted!
++++ Organizing against Future Demolition: maintaing contact with Benchlands refugees and the many others outside: Callers wanted!
++++ Lawsuit prospects: making use of Benchlands and Union sign-up’s.
++++ HUFF at UCSC organizing—possible report from the video journalists
++++ Strategies for Fighting Likely Future Post-Benchland Demolitions (Loudmouth Tactics, Self-Starter Legal Options, Contact & Follow-Up, Community Support Gathering, Narrative Corrections Publicly)
++++ No Council Meeting Next Thursday
++++ Monitoring Homeless Violence but no Posting Board at FNB: Volunteer?
++++ Felton Follies against the groundsleepers; service cutbacks there—a report
++++ City Mangler’s Quarterly Report (from 10-25 Council Meeting) https://ecm.cityofsantacruz.com/OnBaseAgendaOnline/Documents/ViewDocument/CMFYI%20262%20-%20QUARTERLY%20GRANT%20REPORT%20-%20FISCAL%20YEAR%202022%20AS%20OF%20JUNE%2030%2C%202.pdf?meetingId=1981&documentType=Agenda&itemId=26904&publishId=37881&isSection=false
Part 1: https://www1.huffsantacruz.org/lost/FRSC%2010-13-22.mp3 (58 minutes into the file)
Part 2: https://www1.huffsantacruz.org/lost/1%20FRSC%2010-16-22.mp3 (30 minutes into the file)
++++ RV crackdown on Delaware Ave?
++++ Reports on new Overlook RV Camp: Watcher?
++++ St Louis judge rules against free food distribution:
++++ New Footbridge Services Update: Report on FRSC at HUFF archives: https://www1.huffsantacruz.org/lost/1%20FRSC%2010-23-22.mp3 (69 minutes into the audio file)
++++ Possible Homeless Reports from elsewhere
++++ Possible Mad Power Committee Report (if any): Report that 5150’s now go directly to Dominican: Conservatorship threats, out-of-county deportation, Reiss protections; Carvalho update, Prepping for the C.A.R.E. courts and the current crushing of crazies. If our weary researchers have any new info.
++++ Homeless Expenditure Data Cruncher Wanted
++++ Visiting Ratner and/or the new Mayor?
++++ New discussion group following the HUFF meeting to relax, debrief, exchange info, discuss stuff from the end of the HUFF meeting– approx 1 to 3 or thereabouts.
November issues of Street Spirit and Street Sheet may be available next week (11-10) Some October issues of Street SpiritI are still available at the UN Association at 903 Pacific Ave.as well as at the Sub Rosa Cafe next to the Bike Church or by contacting HUFF at 831-423-4833. The main branch of the Public Library contains the current October issue and back issues. Last month’s edition and back issues are also available for viewing at https://thestreetspirit.org/ The editor is interested in local homeless stories by or about local folks—homeless or housed.