At the HUFF meeting, members asked you numerous questions. This is a follow-up to those questions and to my previous e-mails and phone calls as well as your responses. If you find the number of specific questions daunting–please indicate which of these you will prioritize. I believe they are all important and actually only don’t require extensive work on your part.
1 Have any new insulting “Imagine Real Change” meters been set up in the last year? How much money has actually been generated by these meters since they were put in? How often were they vandalized and repaired?
2. What is the response of the City Attorney to your question about whether the SCPD is being advised to respect the White v. City of Sparks decision protecting artists and writers selling their work downtown?
4. I’d also like to see a report on the “addresses” of those cited in the downtown core around such ordinances as the Sitting Ban, the Panhandling Ban, and the Performing/Tabling Ban (where ‘Ban” means severe restriction). This would go a distance towards indicating whether the chief targets of these laws are homeless or disabled people. The City, of course, faces legal vulnerability here, which would be a good motivator to halt such practices.
5. What is the status of your public support for Ammiano’s Homeless Bill of Rights?
6. Please ask to see the direction given SCPD officers in the downtown core regarding enforcement on MC 5.43.020 (“Move-Along Every Hour if you’re a political tabler, panhandler, artist, or performer”) & MC 9.50.012 (Sitting Ban).