Conscience & Action meets Wednesday 1-16-19 at the Sub Rosa (HUFFsters also invited)

Reviewing the “No Policies to be Changed” answer of Chief Andy Mills at the Press Conference/Speak-Out at the Police Station focusing on Harassment of Vehicular Residents  Conscience and Action members are invited (as well as HUFFsters and any members of the public).

RV survivor Alicia says she again will be there along with other RV residents to discuss our next steps.  Alicia and her family (a husband and 3 children) report continued sightings but no move-along citations, tickets, or midnight bangings from Enforcer Joe Haebe–celebrated by Mills as a decorated officer for his many tickets and tows.
Other Likely topics:

C & A Agenda Prospects:
  • Bathroom Baloney–the ongoing closure of Louden Nelson and other potential 24 hour bathrooms + no movement on the disabled access issue.
  • The now fenced-off Gateway/Ross campground: A massive fence now walls off the Gateway Shopping Center from the camp and the walkway.
  • Rainy weather crisis: Any response from the Conscience-Ridden?

For HUFFsters and others interested:

  • Homeless (Lack of) Service Center Update–Changes or More of the Same: an Examination of the latest answers from workers inside.
  • SCPD capers:  Reviewing police records perhaps to check for the frequency of Stay-Away Orders and Racial Profiling–a possible field trip after the meeting.
  • Getting Council t0 mandate change of the “open only 4 hours a week” SCPD property retrieval
  • A Laundry List of Reminders for the Incoming Shitty Council
  • Landlord Lucre-grubbers Strike Back;  Referendum and Recall Coming Up?
  • Is Winter Shelter access any less difficult with its e-mail sign-up requirements than last month?  How are conditions out at the 7th Avenue Shelter and Salvation Army?
  • Any restoration of services out at MHCAN?  Is the Board of Directors still slumbering?
  • Upcoming Martin Luther King Day rally of the state Union of the Homeless including tours of homeless camps in Chico.  Should Santa Cruz participate or have a local response?
Come and share coffee, questions, and answers at 703 Pacific (next to the Bike Church) at HUFF.

  • Support the Downtown Santa Cruz Bathroom Task Force, Food Not Bombs,  the Warming Center’s 24 Hour Storage Program, HUFF, Conscience and Action, Monterey County Homeless Advocates, HomeFree, and other activists in documenting, providing resources, & publicizing the situation.
  •   Back up homeless efforts to organize either in protest or to demand adequate and accessible facilities.
  •   Exchange information with other supporters there to generate more communication and better solutions in the future.
  •   Listen in to Bathrobespierre’s Broadsides at freakradio.org every Thursday 6-8 PM, Sundays 9:30 AM- 3 PM
  •   If you must, expropriate items from chain stores.  Don’t steal from vulnerable fellow homeless!

HUFF meets 11 AM with Conscience & Action Wednesday 1-9-18 at the Sub Rosa

With a Press Conference/Speak-Out at the Police Station focusing on Harassment of Vehicular Residents planned for 1:30 PM Thursday January 10th, Conscience and Action members are invited (as well as any members of the public).

RV survivor Alicia says she again will be there along with other RV residents with concerns to bring to the community and Chief Andy Mills’ attention.  Alicia and her family (a husband and 3 children) report pressured harassment to “move along” at along Woodrow Ave. much earlier than the 72-hour deadline for parking.
Other Likely topics:

HUFF Agenda Prospects:
  • The expanding Gateway/Ross campground: Latest Inaction and Active Avoidance at the Parks and Recreation Commission and City Council.
  • RV “Smart Camping” Tips and Rights–A Discussion
  • Homeless (Lack of) Service Center Update–Changes or More of the Same: an Examination of the latest answers from workers inside.
  • SCPD capers:  Reviewing police records perhaps to check for the frequency of Stay-Away Orders and Racial Profiling–a possible field trip after the meeting.
  • Getting Council t0 mandate change of the “open only 4 hours a week” SCPD property retrieval
  • A Laundry List of Reminders for the Incoming Shitty Council
  • First Report on the Fractured City Council “Pr0gressive” Majority
  • Is Winter Shelter access any less difficult with its e-mail sign-up requirements than last month?  How are conditions out at the 7th Avenue Shelter and Salvation Army?
  • Any restoration of services out at MHCAN?  Is the Board of Directors still slumbering?
  • Upcoming Martin Luther King Day rally of the state Union of the Homeless including tours of homeless camps in Chico.
Come and share coffee, questions, and answers at 703 Pacific (next to the Bike Church) at HUFF.

  • Share Stories and Soup with a RV Survivors, Chief Andy Mills, and the broader community 1:30 PM 1-10 in front of the Police Station at Laurel and Center St.
  • Support the Downtown Santa Cruz Bathroom Task Force, Food Not Bombs,  the Warming Center’s 24 Hour Storage Program, HUFF, Conscience and Action, Monterey County Homeless Advocates, HomeFree, and other activists in documenting, providing resources, & publicizing the situation.
  •   Back up homeless efforts to organize either in protest or to demand adequate and accessible facilities.
  •   Exchange information with other supporters there to generate more communication and better solutions in the future.
  •   Listen in to Bathrobespierre’s Broadsides at freakradio.org every Thursday 6-8 PM, Sundays 9:30 AM- 3 PM
  •   If you must, expropriate items from chain stores.  Don’t steal from vulnerable fellow homeless!

HUFF meets 11 AM Tomorrow with Conscience & Action Wednesday 1-2-18 at the Sub Rosa

HUFF has taken to holding tempestuous weekly meetings recently.  We weren’t sure how active Conscience and Action was going to be in the new year.   However co-founders Phil Posner and Nick Whitehead have expressed interest, so it looks like they’re revving up again.

HUFF hardroaders (as well as Conscience and Action activists) are invited to come early (10:45 a.m. or earlier) to meet with RV survivor Alicia, who will be bringing up the issue of RV harassment she and her three children have recently faced in their RV on the West side.

Other Likely topics:

HUFF Agenda Prospects:
  • The expanding Gateway/Ross campground: any chance for real protections from the “Progressive” City Council?  Think not?  Then how about from the Community?
  • How are RV dwellers doing in the wake of the Boise v. Martin decision and Coastal Commission’s “take down the “no parking signs” orders?
  • Homeless (Lack of) Service Center Update–Changes or More of the Same: an Examination of the latest answers from workers inside.
  • SCPD capers:  Reviewing police records perhaps to check for the frequency of Stay-Away Orders and Racial Profiling–a possible field trip after the meeting.
  • Is it any easier to get one’s property back from the “open only 4 hours a week” SCPD?
  • A Laundry List of Reminders for the Incoming Shitty Council
  • Evictions or support for those threatened in early January?  Are evictions increasing?  How goes the possible homeless/tenant Coalition?
  • Is Winter Shelter access any less difficult with its e-mail sign-up requirements than last month?  How are conditions out at the 7th Avenue Shelter and Salvation Army?
  • Any restoration of services out at MHCAN?  Is the Board of Directors still slumbering?
  • Upcoming Martin Luther King Day rally of the state Union of the Homeless including tours of homeless camps in Chico.
Come and share coffee, questions, and answers at 703 Pacific (next to the Bike Church) at HUFF.


  • Support the Downtown Santa Cruz Bathroom Task Force, Food Not Bombs,  the Warming Center’s 24 Hour Storage Program, HUFF, Conscience and Action, Monterey County Homeless Advocates, HomeFree, and other activists in documenting, providing resources, & publicizing the situation.
  •   Back up homeless efforts to organize either in protest or to demand adequate and accessible facilities.
  •   Exchange information with other supporters there to generate more communication and better solutions in the future.
  •   Listen in to Bathrobespierre’s Broadsides at freakradio.org every Thursday 6-8 PM, Sundays 9:30 AM- 3 PM
  •   If you must, expropriate items from chain stores.  Don’t steal from vulnerable fellow homeless!

HUFF meets 11 AM Today Wednesday 12-26 at the Sub Rosa

 HUFF Agenda Prospects:

  • The expanding Gateway/Ross campground: contacts, organizing, prospects for eviction down the road
  • How are RV dwellers doing in the wake of the Boise v. Martin decision and Coastal Commission’s “take down the “no parking signs” orders?
  • Homeless (Lack of) Service Center Update–Changes or More of the Same?
  • Is it any easier to get one’s property back from the “open only 4 hours a week” SCPD?
  • Directing the new City Council’s attention to repealing the anti-homeless laws.
  • Are City Council members, tenant activists and their homeless advocate allies taking any action over the Xmas vacation to deter evictions or support those threatened?  Are evictions increasing?  How goes the possible homeless/tenant Coalition?
  • What should HUFF ask of Conscience and Action, if it returns in January?
  • Is Winter Shelter access any less difficult with its e-mail sign-up requirements than last month?  How are conditions out at the 7th Avenue Shelter and Salvation Army?
  • Any restoration of services out at MHCAN?  Is the Board of Directors still slumbering?
  • Any news from the state-wide Union of the Homeless, Marysville, Santa Barbara, San Diego, and/or L.A.?
Come and share coffee, questions, and answers at 703 Pacific (next to the Bike Church) at HUFF.


  • Support the Downtown Santa Cruz Bathroom Task Force, Food Not Bombs,  the Warming Center’s 24 Hour Storage Program, HUFF, Conscience and Action, Monterey County Homeless Advocates, and other activists in documenting, providing resources, & publicizing the situation.
  •  Check out Homeless Outside in Santa Cruz  on facebook at https://www.facebook.com/HomelessOutsideSantaCruz/ for updates.
  •   Read Updates and Post Them on Santa Cruz Indymedia at https://www.indybay.org/santa-cruz/
  •   Back up homeless efforts to organize either in protest or to demand adequate and accessible facilities.
  •   Exchange information with other supporters there to generate more communication and better solutions in the future.
  •   Listen in to Bathrobespierre’s Broadsides at freakradio.org every Thursday 6-8 PM, Sundays 9:30 AM- 3 PM
  •   Hear archived shows at http://www.huffsantacruz.org/Lostshows.html .
  •   If you must, expropriate items from chain stores.  Don’t steal from vulnerable fellow homeless!

HUFF meets 11 AM Today Wednesday 12-19 at the Sub Rosa

CRITICAL QUESTIONS FOR TODAY
  • What’s happening at the Ross/Gateway/River St. Camp?   Is portapotty/washing station/dumpster access increasing as more people seek sanctuary there?  What’s up with the SCPD/P & R policies of “herd ‘em to Ross”?
  • How are RV dwellers doing in the wake of the Boise v. Martin decision and Coastal Commission’s “take down the “no parking signs” orders?
  • Are cop/ranger seizures of property any less than last winter?
  • Is it any easier to get one’s property back from the “open only 4 hours a week” SCPD?
  • Is harassment downtown and in residential neighborhoods dropping or rising?
  • Are Coral St.’s Homeless (Lack of) Services policies improving?
  • Are City Council members, tenant activists and their homeless advocate allies taking any action over the Xmas vacation to deter evictions or support those threatened?  Are evictions increasing?  How goes the possible homeless/tenant Coalition?
  • Why is bathroom access restored at San Lorenzo Park, but not at Louden Nelson and City Hall?  Any updates on cafe bathroom access, portapotty accessibility?
  • Is Winter Shelter access any less difficult with its e-mail sign-up requirements than last month?  How are conditions out at the 7th Avenue Shelter?
  • Any restoration of services out at MHCAN?  Is the Board of Directors still slumbering?
  • Any news from the state-wide Union of the Homeless, Marysville, Santa Barbara, San Diego, and/or L.A.?
  • Whatever happened to Conscience in Action ?
Come and share coffee, questions, and answers at 703 Pacific (next to the Bike Church) at HUFF.


  • Support the Downtown Santa Cruz Bathroom Task Force, Food Not Bombs,  the Warming Center’s 24 Hour Storage Program, HUFF, Conscience and Action, Monterey County Homeless Advocates, and other activists in documenting, providing resources, & publicizing the situation.
  •  Check out Homeless Outside in Santa Cruz  on facebook at https://www.facebook.com/HomelessOutsideSantaCruz/ for updates.
  •   Read Updates and Post Them on Santa Cruz Indymedia at https://www.indybay.org/santa-cruz/
  •   Back up homeless efforts to organize either in protest or to demand adequate and accessible facilities.
  •   Exchange information with other supporters there to generate more communication and better solutions in the future.
  •   Listen in to Bathrobespierre’s Broadsides at freakradio.org every Thursday 6-8 PM, Sundays 9:30 AM- 3 PM
  •   Hear archived shows at http://www.huffsantacruz.org/Lostshows.html .
  •   If you must, expropriate items from chain stores.  Don’t steal from vulnerable fellow homeless!

HUFF meets 10:45 AM Today Wednesday 12-12 EVICTION DAY at the Sub Rosa

It’s Coffee and Coalition Talk at HUFFland today at 703 Pacific.

In the wake of the City Council’s inaction on extending the rent freeze/just eviction protection law, student and tenant groups have declared today Eviction Day, predicting an escalation in evictions–retaliatory and profiteering–just in time for the holidays!


Possible Agenda Items for HUFF:
  • Tenant/Homeless Coalition Prospects
  • Tenant Survival Support
  • Campground Connection Network
  • The 12-11 City Council Meeting–Review and Response
  • Review of Park Reopenings and Police/Ranger Behavior Citywide
  • Bathroom Battle Update
  • Ross Camp Report
  • Union of the Homeless Update
  • Support the Downtown Santa Cruz Bathroom Task Force, Food Not Bombs,  the Warming Center’s 24 Hour Storage Program, HUFF, Conscience and Action, Monterey County Homeless Advocates, and other activists in documenting, providing resources, & publicizing the situation.
  •  Check out Homeless Outside in Santa Cruz  on facebook at https://www.facebook.com/HomelessOutsideSantaCruz/ for updates.
  •   Read Updates and Post Them on Santa Cruz Indymedia at https://www.indybay.org/santa-cruz/
  •   Back up homeless efforts to organize either in protest or to demand adequate and accessible facilities.
  •   Exchange information with other supporters there to generate more communication and better solutions in the future.
  •   Listen in to Bathrobespierre’s Broadsides at freakradio.org every Thursday 6-8 PM, Sundays 9:30 AM- 3 PM
  •   Hear archived shows at http://www.huffsantacruz.org/Lostshows.html .
  •   If you must, expropriate items from chain stores.  Don’t steal from vulnerable fellow homeless!

CONSCIENCE AND ACTION meets 10:45 AM Today Wednesday 12-5 at the Sub Rosa

HUFF members are invited to the Conscience and Action meeting today  (12-5) which will merge into the HUFF meeting since last week C & A regulars were largely out of town or occupied with the holidays.
Conscience and Action usually meets every other Wednesday with the last regular meeting on November 21st.


Possible Agenda Items for Conscience and Action and/or HUFF:
  • Consideration of Actions Supporting the Rent Control/Just Eviction before or at the 12-11 City Council meeting
  • Reviewing and Establishing Links with Survival Campgrounds
  • Review of Park Reopenings and Police/Ranger Behavior Citywide
  • Prospects for a Follow-Up to the November 15 Protest
  • Bathroom Battle:  Follow-Up on Tony Elliot Interview and Letter
  • HomeFree Organization and Independent Survival Camper Report
  • Report from Berkeley’s “Neither Here Nor There” Campground and Organizing Up North
  • Lawsuit Progress Up There and State-Wide in Wake of Boise and Concurrent Actions
  • Union of the Homeless Update
  • Support the Downtown Santa Cruz Bathroom Task Force, Food Not Bombs,  the Warming Center’s 24 Hour Storage Program, HUFF, Conscience and Action, Monterey County Homeless Advocates, and other activists in documenting, providing resources, & publicizing the situation.
  •  Check out Homeless Outside in Santa Cruz  on facebook at https://www.facebook.com/HomelessOutsideSantaCruz/ for updates.
  •   Read Updates and Post Them on Santa Cruz Indymedia at https://www.indybay.org/santa-cruz/
  •   Back up homeless efforts to organize either in protest or to demand adequate and accessible facilities.
  •   Exchange information with other supporters there to generate more communication and better solutions in the future.
  •   Listen in to Bathrobespierre’s Broadsides at freakradio.org every Thursday 6-8 PM, Sundays 9:30 AM- 3 PM
  •   Hear archived shows at http://www.huffsantacruz.org/Lostshows.html .
  •   If you must, expropriate items from chain stores.  Don’t steal from vulnerable fellow homeless!

HUFF meets 11 AM Today Wednesday 11-28 at the Sub Rosa 703 Pacific (next to the Bike Church)

Come on down and sip coffee with HUFFheads at the Sub Rosa.
Duck in out of the rain.
Possible Agenda Items
  • Contacts with Current Survival Camps Including Ross
  • Prospects of a Student/Renter/Unhoused Coalition
  • Solidarity with Anti-Eviction Demos, Rent Strikes, and the 12-11-18 City Council Sellout
  • Review of Park Closure and Police Actions or Cessation in the Last Week
  • Keith’s Suggestions and Updates for Action When the Rain Begins
  • Possible Follow-Up Speak-& Camp-Out When River St. Campground Totally Closes Completely Tomorrow
  • Bathroom Battle:  Follow-Up on Parks and Rec Big Man Tony Elliot Interview and Letter
  • HomeFree Organization Report
  • Report from Berkeley’s “Neither Here Nor There” Campground and Organizing Up North
  • Marysville Union of the Homeless Action Tomorrow–Soldarity Action Here
  • Working on a “What To Do When the Cops Scatter A Campsite” Flyer
  • Connections with Other Survival Sleepers in the Bay Area
  • Support the Food Not Bombs,  the Warming Center’s 24 Hour Storage Program, HUFF, Conscience and Action, Monterey County Homeless Advocates, the new state-wide Union of the Homeless, Santa Cruz’s HomeFree and other activists in documenting, providing resources, & publicizing the crisis.
  •  Check out Homeless Outside in Santa Cruz  on facebook at https://www.facebook.com/HomelessOutsideSantaCruz/ for updates.
  •   Read Updates and Post Them on Santa Cruz Indymedia at https://www.indybay.org/santa-cruz/
  •   Back up homeless efforts to organize either in protest or to demand adequate and accessible facilities.
  •   Exchange information with other supporters there to generate more communication and better solutions in the future.
  •   Listen in to Bathrobespierre’s Broadsides at freakradio.org every Thursday 6-8 PM, Sundays 9:30 AM- 3 PM
  •   Hear archived shows at http://www.huffsantacruz.org/Lostshows.html .
  •   If you must, expropriate items from chain stores.  Don’t steal from vulnerable fellow homeless!
  •   Designate a Contact Person in your own Survival Sleeping group for communication with other groups.

CONSCIENCE AND ACTION meets 11 AM Tomorrow Wednesday 11-21 at the Sub Rosa

 HUFF members are invited to the Conscience and Action meeting tomorrow since it appears lots of the C & A regulars will be out of town or occupied with the Thanksgiving meal.
Conscience and Action usually meets every other Wednesday with the last regular meeting on the 7th.  We had a special meeting last week to prepare for the Community Survival Camp-Out  on Thursday the 15th.   As far as I know the regular meeting is tomorrow (Wednesday the 21st) at 11 AM.


Possible Agenda Items
  • Assessment of last Thursday’s Speak-Out and Sleep-Out
  • Spreading info at the Vets Hall Thanksgiving Meal
  • Review of Park Closure and Police Crackdown on Beach Tent Campers
  • Keith’s Suggestions and Updates for Action When the Rain Begins
  • The “Ross” Campground–Report that Fire Fighters are Sending Pogonip Campers There
  • Possible Follow-Up Speak-Out and Camp-Out When River St. Campground Totally Closes 11-29
  • Bathroom Battle:  Follow-Up on Tony Elliot Interview and Letter
  • Establish Connections with Campgrounds and HomeFree Organization
  • Report from Berkeley’s “Neither Here Nor There” Campground and Organizing Up North
  • Lawsuit Progress Up There and State-Wide in Wake of Boise and Concurrent Actions

  • Support the Downtown Santa Cruz Bathroom Task Force, Food Not Bombs,  the Warming Center’s 24 Hour Storage Program, HUFF, Conscience and Action, Monterey County Homeless Advocates, and other activists in documenting, providing resources, & publicizing the situation.
  •  Check out Homeless Outside in Santa Cruz  on facebook at https://www.facebook.com/HomelessOutsideSantaCruz/ for updates.
  •   Read Updates and Post Them on Santa Cruz Indymedia at https://www.indybay.org/santa-cruz/
  •   Back up homeless efforts to organize either in protest or to demand adequate and accessible facilities.
  •   Exchange information with other supporters there to generate more communication and better solutions in the future.
  •   Listen in to Bathrobespierre’s Broadsides at freakradio.org every Thursday 6-8 PM, Sundays 9:30 AM- 3 PM
  •   Hear archived shows at http://www.huffsantacruz.org/Lostshows.html .
  •   If you must, expropriate items from chain stores.  Don’t steal from vulnerable fellow homeless!

CONSCIENCE AND ACTION meets 10 AM at the Sub Rosa; HUFF meets at 11 AM–Same Place

Conscience and Action usually meets every other Wednesday at 10 AM.  It met last week.  However today it has a last minute meet to hammer down final preparations for the November 15 Community Survival Campground Demonstration planned for tomorrow 4 PM steps of the downtown Post Office. 
HUFF’s regular meeting is today scheduled at 11 AM, but it may be pushed back some because of C & A priorities.

10 am Conscience and Action Agenda Prospects  FINAL PREP FOR THE NOVEMBER 15 ACTION
  • Location Committee Report
  • Review of Tasks yet to be done
  • Speakers List for tomorrow’s protest
  • First and Second Stops:  City Hall, Post Office
  • Poll Results
  • Responding to the Police: Pre-Protest Advice for Protesters
  • The Next Location: A List of Prospects, Call for the Broader Homeless Community To Report Where Maximum Harassment is Happening, Volunteers for a Campwatch, Hotline.

HUFF Agenda Prospects

  • to discuss HUFF strategies for the next week supporting the CampQuest
  • to assist in monitoring
  • to consider legal strategies for urban refugee self-defense
  • to provide assistance to protesters facing citations (based on past experience)
  • to review City Council/City Manager’s report at Tuesday Council Meeting, Cowell Beach craptalk, & Sentinel smear of Ross campers
  • to share coffee and complaints
  • to review items not covered at the last meeting–if anyone’s interested.
  • to gather reports from the last week, use the new Sub Rosa bulletin board, and consider tabling at the new “Fence Out the Poor” Post Office scene or at the San Lorenzo “maintenance” fences.