Mobilizing Winter Support for the Desiree Memorial Survival Camp NEW TIME FOR Conscience and Action NOON at the Sub Rosa at 703 Pacific, followed by HUFF Wednesday November 13th

Catching Up with the Desiree Demands and the Board of Supervisors’ Give-Aways NEW TIME FOR Conscience and Action NOON at the Sub Rosa at 703 Pacific, followed by HUFF Wednesday November 6th


NEW TIME: NOON

CONSCIENCE AND ACTION IDEAS  11-6-19

Note:  Agenda Ideas are simply suggestions and subject to change and addition from anyone in the group.  They cover a wide range of possibilities. 

  • Planning Actions Re: the Cummings Issue, the O’Hara Narrative, the Winter Shelter Emergency
  • City Council Prep (if any) for 11-12
  • Stina Follow-Up on Peepee Bottles to City Council for November 12th ; Alternative Protests at Bernal, Cummings, Watkins door
  • Union of the Homeless Updates: Sacramento, Yesterday’s Memorial, CACH Meeting

                                    


For HUFFsters  No new Street Spirits or Street Sheets yet.

  • Berkeley Report:
  • Haebe’s Hellraising–Latest Report from Ivorytickler Scott
  • RV Update–Re: Police Response, Vigilante Action, & Reports from Other Cities

More Stalling at City Council in Santa Cruz;; Planning Memorial & Protest Against the City Killing of Deiseiere Quintero– 11 AM Sub Rosa at 703 Pacific, followed by HUFF Wednesday October 30th

CONSCIENCE AND ACTION IDEAS  10-30-19

Note:  Agenda Ideas are simply suggestions and subject to change and addition from anyone in the group.  They cover a wide range of possibilities. 

  • Announcements: Choice of Action Items; Timekeeper & Time Limits; Vibes Guy 
  • Lower Ocean Elder/Disabled Evictions; What Happened Yesterday?
  • Louden Nelson Bathroom and Sleep-Out Updates
  • Protest and Council Prep for Sunday November 3, Council Flashmobbing November 5th in the Quintero Killing
  • Following up on the Justin Cummings Outreach on Encampments, Enforcement, Rent, and Bathrooms; Will the Elusive Cummings Respond?
  • Stina Follow-Up on Peepee Bottles to City Council for November 5th ; Alternative Protests at Bernal, Cummings, Watkins door
  • Updates on Shelter Availability & the Winter Shelter Sham
  • Updates on Exposing the O’Hara Narrative; 1220 Reports
  • Union of the Homeless Update–Upcoming Events
                                                                  


For HUFFsters  New Street Spirits and Street Sheets now available. November Issue Available in 2 weeks

  • Announcements: Including Brief Summaries of Agenda Items
  • Finishing the C & A Agend
  • Union of the Homeless Proposals Around Mandatory Incarceration for Shelter or “Obligation to Shelter”
  • Monitoring Campground & Shelter Conditions–Tabling at Coral St.: Another Union Proposal
  • Synchronizing with SC Union of the Homeless Organizing
  • Haebe’s Hellraising–Latest Report from Ivorytickler Scott
  • RV Update–Re: Police Response, Vigilante Action, & Reports from Other Cities

Delay and Denial–Inaction at City Council, Resistance in Berkeley, and the Growing Post Office Encampment– 11 AM Sub Rosa at 703 Pacific, followed by HUFF Wednesday October 23rd

 

CONSCIENCE AND ACTION IDEAS  10-23-19

Note:  Agenda Ideas are simply suggestions and subject to change and addition from anyone in the group.  They cover a wide range of possibilities. 

  • Announcements: Choice of Action Items; Timekeeper & Time Limits; Vibes Guy 
  • Support for Encampments & Sweeps at Louden Nelson & Coral St; Street Reports
  • Following up on the Justin Cummings Outreach on Encampments, Enforcement, Rent, and Bathrooms;
  • Stina Follow-Up on Peepee Bottles to City Council; Alternative Protests at Bernal, Cummings, Watkins door
  • Laura’s Update on Shelter Availability & the Winter Shelter Sham
  • Marcos and Winter Shelter Follow-Up: Exposing the O’Hara Narrative
  • Lower Ocean Elder/Disabled Evictions: Upcoming Special Meeting
  • Union of the Homeless Update–Upcoming Events
  • Updates at River St. Camp, Louden Nelson Bathrooms
                                    


For HUFFsters  New Street Spirits and Street Sheets now available. November Issue Available in 2 weeks

  • Announcements: Including Brief Summaries of Agenda Items
  • Finishing the C & A Agenda
  • Union of the Homeless Proposals Around Mandatory Incarceration for Shelter or “Obligation to Shelter”
  • Monitoring Campground & Shelter Conditions–Tabling at Coral St.: Another Union Proposal
  • Synchronizing with SC Union of the Homeless Organizing
  • Susie O’Hara Documentation
  • RV Update–Re: Police Response, Vigilante Action, & Reports from Other Cities
  • Scheduling Homeless Union Tabling at FNB or on Pacific

Resisting In Place–A Berkeley Response to the Sweeps– 11 AM Sub Rosa at 703 Pacific, followed by HUFF Wednesday October 16th

CONSCIENCE AND ACTION IDEAS  10-16-19

Note:  Agenda Ideas are simply suggestions and subject to change and addition from anyone in the group.  They cover a wide range of possibilities. 

  • Announcements: Choice of Action Items; Timekeeper & Time Limits; Vibes Guy 
  • Encampments & Sweeps on Coral St, the Beach, the Levee, the Post Office, and the Pogonip: Street Reports
  • Following up on the Justin Cummings Outreach on Encampments, Enforcement, Rent, and Bathrooms;
  • Stina Follow-Up on Peepee Bottles to City Council; Alternative Protests at Bernal, Cummings, Watkins door
  • Laura’s Update on Shelter Availability & the Winter Shelter Sham
  • Marcos and Winter Shelter Follow-Up: Exposing the O’Hara Narrative
  • Lower Ocean Elder/Disabled Evictions
  • Union of the Homeless Update
  • 1220 River St Followup, Louden Nelson Report                                                                    


For HUFFsters  New Street Spirits and Street Sheets now available.  Sorry for the delay.

  • Announcements: Including Brief Summaries of Agenda Items
  • Finishing the C & A Agenda
  • Library Concerns
  • Union of the Homeless Proposals Around Mandatory Incarceration for Shelter or “Obligation to Shelter”
  • Monitoring Shelter Conditions–Tabling at Coral St.: Another Union Proposal
  • Street and Campground Report 
  • Susie O’Hara Documentation
  • RV Update–Re: Police Response, Vigilante Action, & Reports from Other Cities
  • Scheduling Homeless Union Tabling at FNB or on Pacific
  • Recycling Update

Probing Past the Duck-the-Issue Denunciations at Shitty Council: Conscience & Action at 11 AM Sub Rosa at 703 Pacific, followed by HUFF Wednesday October 9th

CONSCIENCE AND ACTION IDEAS  10-9-19

Note:  Agenda Ideas are simply suggestions and subject to change and addition from anyone in the group.  They cover a wide range of possibilities. 

  • Announcements: Choice of Action Items; Timekeeper & Time Limits; Vibes Guy 
  • Reports from the Beach on the Curfew Imposition and Homeless Displacement
  • City Council Lookback from 10-8  & Staff Report Deadline for 10-10: Pressuring Justin Cummings on Encampments, Enforcement, Rent, and Bathrooms;
  • Stina Follow-Up on Peepee Bottles to City Council; Alternative Protests at Bernal, Cummings, Watkins doors
  • Most of Last Glover Agenda Meeting Archived at http://huffsantacruz.org/lost/Glover%20Agenda%2010-4.mp
  • Laura’s Update on Shelter Availability & the Winter Shelter Sham
  • Marcos and Winter Shelter Follow-Up: Exposing the O’Hara Narrative
  • Lower Ocean Elder/Disabled Evictions
  • Phone a Cop for Service Proposal
  • 1220 River St Followup, Louden Nelson Report                                                                    


For HUFFsters  New Street Spirits and Street Sheets will be available soon.  Sorry for the delay.

  • Announcements: Including Brief Summaries of Agenda Items
  • Further Action on C & A Items
  • Library Concerns
  • Union of the Homeless Proposals Around Mandatory Incarceration for Shelter or “Obligation to Shelter”
  • Monitoring Shelter Conditions–Tabling at Coral St.: Another Union Proposal
  • Street and Campground Report 
  • Susie O’Hara Documentation
  • RV Update–Re: Police Response, Vigilante Action, & Reports from Other Cities
  • Scheduling Homeless Union Tabling at FNB or on Pacific
  • Recycling Update

Winter Shelter Sham & New Protest Prospects: Conscience & Action at 11 AM Sub Rosa at 703 Pacific, followed by HUFF Wednesday October 2nd

CONSCIENCE AND ACTION IDEAS  10-2-19

Note:  Agenda Ideas are simply suggestions and subject to change and addition from anyone in the group.  They cover a wide range of possibilities.  Bathrobespierre Robert may be absent for some of the meetings.

  • Announcements: Choice of Action Items; Timekeeper & Time Limits; Vibes Guy 
  • Reports from the Beach on the Curfew Imposition and Homeless Displacement
  • City Council Lookback from 9-24  & Preview of 10-8: Pressuring Justin Cummings on Encampments, Enforcement, Rent, and Bathrooms; Glover’s 10-4 5:30 Meeting at City Hall
  • Last Glover Agenda Meeting Archived at http://huffsantacruz.org/lost/Drew%20Agenda%209-20.MP3
  • Supporting Martin v. Boise at City Hall Tuesday and on the Streets–Demo at City Attorney’s?  Vice-Mayor Cummings?
  • October 7th The Public Movie at 4 pm at RCNV
  • Laura’s Update on Shelter Availability & the Winter Shelter Sham
  • Phone a Cop for Service Proposal
  • 1220 River St Followup, Louden Nelson Report                                                                    


For HUFFsters  New Street Spirits and Street Sheets will be available soon.

  • Announcements: Including Brief Summaries of Agenda Items
  • Further Action on C & A Items
  • Janus Strike Report & Last Week’s Climate March Update
  • Union of the Homeless Proposals Around Mandatory Incarceration for Shelter or “Obligation to Shelter”
  • Monitoring Shelter Conditions–Tabling at Coral St.: Another Union Proposal
  • Street and Campground Report 
  • Susie O’Hara Documentation
  • RV Update–Re: Police Response, Vigilante Action, & Reports from Other Cities
  • Scheduling Homeless Union Tabling at FNB or on Pacific
  • Recycling Update

Censored Censure Speech at City Council Last Night: HUFF Activists Gather at 11 AM Today at the Sub Rose Cafe

Who Deserves Censure at City Council?


At the 9-24 City Council meeting, I was initially promised four minutes to give a group presentation on behalf of HUFF (Homeless United for Friendship and Freedom). Once the Censure item was tabled without public comment, Mayor Watkins cut me back to two minutes on the second related “Rose Investigation Recommendations” item. Here is the full speech she censored.
Watkin’s shutdown of my HUFF presentation was yet another in a long line of arbitrary and capricious actions targeting her critics. She let others speak pro and con on Censure issue during the “Rose Investigation” item, but cut me off from the promised time.

The substance of this speech has continuing relevance beyond the specifics of this Council meeting.

If anyone deserves Censure, it’s the Watkins-Mathews-Myers minority at Council for its lengthy history of improper sabotaging of the Progressive majority’s agenda, which I partially itemize in the speech.

Many speakers called for reconciliation, essentially denying the obvious and unavoidable class split on the Council. I believe that recognizing that division and choosing sides is a precondition to moving forward on a variety of issues that have been successfully blockaded by Watkins and her Council minority.

HUFF will be at the Sub Rosa Cafe next to the Bike Church at 703 Pacific Ave at 11 AM today.   Conscience and Action [C & A] activists and the general public are invited.  C & A co-chairs Steve Pleich and Phil Posner will not be able to make the usual C & A meeting at 11 AM meeting but HUFF activists will be there to support the meeting as usual.

The full speech is available on line at https://www.indybay.org/newsitems/2019/09/25/18826656.php .

New Homeless Dispersal with Beach Ban–Next Steps for Conscience & Action at 11 AM Sub Rosa at 703 Pacific, followed by HUFF Wednesday September 18th

CONSCIENCE AND ACTION IDEAS  9-18-19

Note:  Agenda Ideas are simply suggestions and subject to change and addition from anyone in the group.  They cover a wide range of possibilities.  Bathrobespierre Robert may be absent for some of the meetings.

  • Announcements: Choice of Action Items; Timekeeper & Time Limits; Vibes Guy 
  • Reports from the Beach on the Curfew Imposition and Homeless Displacement
  • Upcoming City Council Meeting:  Glover’s 5:30 PM 9-20 Agenda Meeting
  • Keith’s Proposed “No Forced Containment Camps” Meeting & Concern
  • Any Requests for the Union of the Homeless NYC meeting?
  • Results of the Salinas Union of the Homeless Hearing
  • Laura’s Report on Shelter Calls
  • Ross Lawsuit and Union Organizing Report: Phone a Cop for Service Proposal
  • 1220 River St Camp Council, Union Critique, Media Coverage                                                                    


For HUFFsters  New Street Spirits and Street Sheets will likely be available at this meeting.

  • Announcements: Including Brief Summaries of Agenda Items
  • Further Action on C & A Items
  • Street and Campground Report

Done Deal Main Beach Ban–Next Steps for Conscience & Action at 11 AM Sub Rosa at 703 Pacific, followed by HUFF Wednesday September 11th

CONSCIENCE AND ACTION IDEAS  9-11-19

Note:  Agenda Ideas are simply suggestions and subject to change and addition from anyone in the group.  They cover a wide range of possibilities.  Bathrobespierre Robert will be absent, with medical probs.

  • Announcements: Choice of Action Items; Timekeeper & Time Limits; Vibes Guy 
  • Beach Campground Update
  • City Council’s Done Deal–Suggestions for Follow-Up
  • Louden Nelson Update: Building on the Same old Shit
  • Continuing the Posner Petition to Downtown Businesses Organizing Efforts along with Homeless Union organizing
  • Staff Reports for Council Agenda for 9-25–deadline Thursday
  • Ross Lawsuit and Union Organizing Report: Phone a Cop Proposal                                                                          

 

For HUFFsters

  • Announcements: Including Brief Summaries of Agenda Items
  • Further Action on C & A Items
  • Street and Campground Report
  • 9 AM September 13th Monterey Court Hearing 1200 Aguajito Rd for Salinas Injunction Against Cop Harassment at Sherwood Park Contact Robert at 423-483
  • Updates: Stepping Up in Santa Cruz Poverty Pimp PR Checking: Eli and Laura Report; Helping Homeless Union Tabling
  • End of Recycling Report
  • Public Records Updates: Bathroom Data–Norse and Colby’s Data  Some at https://cityofsantacruz.sharefile.com/d-s34d2fddbfc2468da