Streams at freakradio.org and broadcasts at 101.3 FM
Archives today at http://www.huffsantacruz.org/Lostshows.htm
- Part 2 of City Clownsil Candidate Cavalcade at the People’s Democratic Club
- Bathrobespierre Robert Grills Councilwoman Sandy Brown
- Cries and Cackles from the Food Not Bombs Scene
- Other tidbits of truth wedged here and there
FLASHBACK TO November 2, 1997
- Cornerstone Carol Denney covers Berkeley City Council’s OK of Police Pepper Spray
- Beggarbacker Becky Johnson and Dead-On David Silva Critique the Council’s Social Service Committee
- South Spit Jetty Homeless in Eureka: Bathrobespierre Cross Examines the Bureaucrat and Supports the Victims
WEDNESDAY SEPTEMBER 25TH 4 pm
Outside City Council Chambers at 809 Center St.:
Food, Music, and Raucous Merriment!
…even an open City Hall bathroom for the afternoon!….
Demand that City Manager Martin Bernal Unlock the Louden Nelson Community Center Bathrooms !
Bathrooms, Winter Survival and Community Caring—A Rally—Join Us!
Come for the Protest at 4 PM; Stay to Tell it to the City Council mandarins at 5:30 PM; Plan for Next Steps when the Council ignores the Public !
Police Chief Andy Mills announced at the City Council’s August 20th Public Safety Committee meeting that though Sleeping Ban citations have dropped over the winter, citations for “trespass”–in essence, falling asleep in parks, the Pogonip, and on public property declared “closed” at night (such as City Hall) have increased.
See Jessica York’s Sentinel story at: http://www.santacruzsentinel.com/general-news/20180821/crime-declines-despite-safety-concerns-in-santa-cruz
More recently, she collaborated in a story on the Boise 9th Circuit Court decision–which directly impacts Santa Cruz: http://www.santacruzsentinel.com/social-affairs/20180910/santa-cruz-may-update-homeless-no-camping-law-in-wake-of-federal-ruling .
To hear the audio of Chief Mills testimony before the Public Safety Committee, go to http://scsire.cityofsantacruz.com/sirepub_PSCom/mtgviewer.aspx?meetid=1124&doctype=AGENDA (about an hour into the audio file).
There is currently no walk-in homeless emergency shelter. I’ve been told that even the River St. mini-shelter’s waiting list at Coral St. is closed. Even when open, beds available to those not sent by County Mental Health are a grand total of 3. So the so-called “safety valve” that allows people to sign up for the River St. or Paul Lee loft shelters and then get sleeping ban tickets dismissed if ticketed on nights when on the list no longer operates.
And the City has no Winter Shelter program planned at the scale of last year, simply an expansion of current Paul Lee and River St. Campground’s programs which require a “pathway to housing”, have full waiting lists, or both.
So what’s up, Chief Mills. Feel free to e-mail Andy with your own inquiry at firstname.lastname@example.org .
I and Freedom Sleeper activist Abbi Samuels asked Mills about this continued harassment and ticketing of homeless folks. Particularly now that the City’s police are legally vulnerable to lawsuit because of the Boise decision.
Streams at freakradio.org and broadcasts at 101.3 FM
Archives today or tomorrow at http://www.huffsantacruz.org/Lostshows.html
- Norse’s Notes on Various City Vicissitudes, Candidate Forums, etc.
- Interviews with Citizen City Council Candidate Watchers
- Bubbles and Babbles from the Food Not Bombs Front
- Library Laments–City Council Votes to Bury the Bookkeepers
- Bits on the Boise Decision
- Move the Farmer’s Market–Will the Vendors Play Follow The Leader?
FLASHBACK TO March 16, 2014
*** destruction of SRO’s, homeless camps, and other survival venues for the poor and homeless;
*** LA ACLU fight in Santa Barbara against RV harassment;
*** falling away of human rights activists and rise of social service bureaucrats;
*** talking homeless issues to death;
*** mental health bureaucrat incompetence and dumping the homeless out of jail at night 7 miles away;
*** liberals not conservatives the main problem;
*** last resort shelter becomes recovery program requiring “participation”
*** large numbers or activist confrontation not endless dialogue is what works;
*** Library and State State street scene;
- Lighthouse Linda reports on her Exploring Homelessness Together group
- Scarfseller Kate update
- Activist Dennis E. on protest in China
- Brian pans First Alarm’s “Big John”
- Complete flashback at http://radiolibre.org/brb/brb140302.mp3
UPDATES FROM “JEWEL IN THE ROUGH” JULIE
Some HUFFish suggestions for today’s Conscience & Action meeting:
- Damn Louden Nelson Bathrooms Still Locked to the Community–More Petitioning, Meeting with the Masters, On-Line Petition, the Rental Option
- Preparing for the September 25th 4 PM City Hall Protest: More Mid-Summer Sidewalk Tabling along Laurel or In Front, Senior Citizen Organizing, & Direct Bathroom Use
- Winter Shelter “Increase” Hoax”–No Change in the Latest Fables from City Council; Rumors of AFC Shelter Management
- Applicability and Local Follow-Up in the Martin v. Boise 9th Circuit Court Decision Overturning 24-Hour Sleeping Bans and No Lodging Laws
- Monitoring the Mischief Makers: City Council Candidate Forum Tonight at 6:30 PM at the SCPD Community Room
- Food Not Bombs Still Under Attack–AB2178 to Restrict Charitable Food Giveaways
- Candidate, Bureaucrat, and Officeholder Accountability: Demanding Public Access: Bringing It to the Candidate Forums & to the Streets
- Racial Profiling: Hepburn Run Down by Police and Headed for Court
- Referendum Against Library Demolition: Blocking the Premature Burial
- City Council Crackdown: Confronting the Hockman arrest, the Norse Audio Warning, and other Terrazas Terribles
Other News Compliments of Jubilant Julie Schaul:
- Write Updates and Post Them on Santa Cruz Indymedia at https://www.indybay.org/santa-cruz/
- Letters to media regarding the Louden Nelson bathroom closure; Call 423-4833 and Sign the Petition Demanding Reopening!
- Back up homeless efforts to organize in support of Winter Survival
Next HUFF [Homeless United for Friendship & Freedom] meeting: Wednesday, 9-19-18 11 AM at the Sub Rosa next to the Bike Church.