HUFF meets Wednesday 2-19 at noon following the UCSC strike, planning further Resistance forums with the 4:30 PM Homeless Union at the RCNV, a review of the morning’s Koffee Klatch at City Council Office & Tuesday’s CACH chitter-chatter + 2-25 Council

Of  course, there’s the usual coffee and carrots plus more Street Spirits and Street Sheets plus the weariness, desperation, and enthusiasm that comes with every HUFF meeting.  Specifics on the agenda will be distributed as you arrive! 
Some of the likely topics:   Resistance Forum at 4:30 PM today (at the Resource Center for Non-Violence)–Planning for Upcoming Homeless Resurgence Forums Weekly…Follow-Up to the Morning Koffee Klatch..and whatever the wind blows in.  

If you prefer to get the full (tentative) agenda in advance, as I’ve been sending out for the last year or so, please let me know (at rnorse3@hotmail.com).  No one made the request last week.

See you at the Sub Rosa.
Robert

HUFF meets today noon-2 PM Sub Rosa Cafe Prepping for MLK Day Rally and Actions Against the Cruel Frost of Winter and City Council

HUFF Proposals for 1-15-20

Announcements    Norse Updates (Clippings, Iran)

Street and Camp Reports

Council Meeting, Correcting the Narrative

Staff Reports for Thursday

PREP FOR SC Homeless Union

5 PM 1-19  pre-MLK Day Rally

Possible Follow-Up Actions

PRIOR ACTION ITEMS

*** Following up on SCPD Demands –Vehicle Ticketing, Storage Pick-Up’s

*** Contact List Follow-Up—Camps, Occupations, Protests

*** Direct Contacts & Reports from Individual Survival Camps & Refugees

*** Recall Resistance (and Gloomy Report on Glover’s Council Caving)

 FUTURE POSSIBLE GROUP ACTION ITEMS:

*** Coffee Canopy at Manager’s Office w/ Petitioning: Follow the Gov’s “Designate Open Areas”

*** Wait-In at City Offices (Bring Your Own Chairs) to get Cummings to stop Garage Crackdowns

*** City Council Offices Gathering to Petition for Emergency Action on Winter Shelter

*** Flyering the Metro demanding end to Discriminatory Exclusions

*** Series of Forums with Speakers on Encampment Strategies in Different Cities, Role-Playing for Proper SC

*** Flyer on “Fight Your Vehicular Ticket”

*** Vigil Against Two Wars Downtown

RESEARCH ITEMS:

*** Public Records Posting and Summaries on-Line

*** Santa Cruz Local KNOW YOUR RIGHTS Flyer for Those On the Ground

*** Citations, Stay-Aways, and Arrests in the Last Three Months 

ACT BETWEEN MEETINGS:

Contact Robert at 423-4833 to help with Public Records Analysis or Expanding Contact Lists

Attend Public Meetings of Public Officials with Signs & Loud Questions: WHERE’S WINTER SHELTER?

UPCOMING EVENTS:

Santa Cruz Neighbors  Klavern  7-8:30 PM Today Wed SCPD “Community” Room 155 Center St.: “will focus on details of reinstating the no-camping ordinance, other laws with speakers Andy Mills, Public Works director Mark Dattle, mostly on ordinances upcoming in February

Thursday 5 PM January 16:  Deadline for Warming Center Agenda Item

SC Homeless Union Weekly Meeting Sun 5 PM 1-19-19 FNB Meal, Main Post Office

Norse Netcast  Thur 6-8 PM, Sun 9:30 AM- 3 PM : freakradio.org, http://www.huffsantacruz.org/Lostshows.html

MLK Parade 10 AM 1-20  Cathcart & Pacific to Louden Nelson Locked-Bathroom Ctr

              Small Claims Court Workshop: 1-22 3:15 PM- 4:30 PM County Bldg Room 10

Bathrobespierre’s Broadsides netcasts today (1-5-20) at 9:30AM at freakradio.org at 9:30 AM- 3 PM Winter Woes as a War with Iran Looms


STILL LOOKING !
Free Radio Santa Cruz stands ready to dole out $300 for info leading to a 10′ X 10′ studio space with bathroom, internet, and electrical access–either indoors or out (we’ll build a structure).  We’re also seeking a transmitter space where we can put up an antenna–a backyard, a multistory home, a high tree–help us spread the word.   Help us so we can help you!
Today’s show streams at freakradio.org and archives at http://www.huffsantacruz.org/Lostshows.html   



ON THE SHOW

  • “Nutcracker” Nick Whitehead & “Tuf it Out” Laura Tucker at Conscience and Action 1-1-20
  •   Referendum Vote Stops RV Ban in Mountain View
  •   Dipping into the Do-It-Yourself New Year’s Eve Parade
  • “Laughter at Lunacy” Lucero Luna at the Last Night S.C. Homeless Union Canopy
  •   An Interview with the most recent Casualty of City Manager Bernal’s “No Winter Shelter” Policy–Wheelchair Jerry
  •   Challenging Lawless Police Practices in Salinas with “Roarin’ Back” Rita Acosta 
  •   Cooper and John Report on the Washington Street Encampment Next to Louden Nelson’s Fenced Off “No Bathrooms” Park
  •   Interviews as Food not Bombs sets up across from the “U.S. Out of the Middle East” Protest Opposing the Iran War (1-4)
  •   Mike Smith of the Peace and Freedom Party speaking from the anti-war protest
  • Replaying Consortium News’s Friday Show on Trump’s assassination of Iranian Revolution Guard Corps Commander Maj. Gen Qassim Suleimani.  
    Discussion with Scott Ritter, former UN weapons inspector in Iraq, and Middle East analyst Giorgio Cafiero on the reasons for the killing, its timing, and its likely consequences with hosts Elizabeth Vos and Joe Lauria (https://consortiumnews.com/2020/01/04/premiere-of-cn-live-season-2-on-the-crisis-with-iran/_)
  •   A brief Flashback to late Fall 1988 for the conclusion of KZSC’s “Hearing Voices” show interviewing homeless activists in a time of hope and turmoil with UCSC students Jennifer Kinley, Maria Alderetti, Ray Grueneich, Robert Norse, and Charles Grey.  The earlier section of the interview is at http://radiolibre.org/brb/brb160407.mp3 (45 minutes into the file).

GO TO http://www.huffsantacruz.org/Lostshows.html  
FOR THE 12-19 & THE 12-22 HOMELESS DEATH MEMORIALS (BOTH POVERTY-PIMP AND ACTIVIST).


ALSO ON THE SHOW:  A BRIEF FLASHBACK TO THE FALL OF 1988

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DOCUMENTING THE LIES THAT BETRAYED SHELTER FOR 70-100 PEOPLE LAST NOVEMBER 15TH AT CAMP PHOENIX (ROSS CAMP 2)

Act Locally or Regret Repeatedly: 

Contact Chief Mills at amills@cityofsantacruz.com  to demand fundamental changes such as that seized survival gear be available for reclaiming during regular business hours, not just 6 hours as week.  See https://www.indybay.org/uploads/2019/12/18/police_protest_flyer_12-18-19.pdf Hold accountable City Hall NIMBY enablers at all public meetings:  Former Mayor Martine Watkins, New Mayor Justin Cummings, City Manager-for-Life Martin Bernal, His Wrecking Crew of Abuse Enablers Susie O’Hara and Megan Bunch, Police Chief Andy Mills, & City Attorney Tony Condotti  for Inciting the Ross Camp Destruction,  Subsequent Deaths, & the Friday Nov 15th Demolition of Camp Phoenix (the renewed Deseire Memorial Survival Encampment in back of Ross) with a campaign of lies to the community regarding “adequate shelter options”. Remember Deseire Quintero–Killed by City Indifference, Negligence, and Malice in Closing the First Ross Camp Without Any Adequate Shelter!  Support Survival Campgrounds, Empty Building Takeovers This Winter Wherever They Happen. Take peaceful action to open up buildings for Winter Shelter as well as an end to harassment citation of folks surviving outside under “trespass on public property”, “closed area”, “public nuisance” and “blocking the sidewalk” pretexts;
Witness, oppose, and document police and ranger harassment using “closed areas”, “blocking the sidewalk”, “public nuisance”, “public trespass”, and “illegal lodging” to get around the Boise v. Martin “No shelter? No tickets!” decision.
Demand City Manager “Mangler” Martin Bernal and SCPD Police Chief  “Ambushmaster” Andy Mills account for their destruction of Camp Phoenix ignoring City Council’s required Standard Operating Procedures for closing encampments and violating their own admission that “trespass” could not be properly applied to the survival sleepers
Sign up at the SCHU Table at the Food Not Bombs meals to find more direct and effective ways to support the next homeless-run encampment.  Contact the Union at 831-431-7766.  Union meets 5 PM Sundays at Front & Water St.  Phone: 431-7766  DONATE SURVIVAL GEAR SATURDAYS & SUNDAYS AT FOOD NOT BOMBS
Document Homeless Discrimination & Sign Up for Direct Action to “Open the Bathrooms Now!” Action by contacting the SC Union, HUFF,  Conscience & Action, or the Give-A-Shit Campaign Provide Direct Support to Survival Camps & Squats as City Council Ignores the Winter Shelter Emergency; Skip the Poverty Pimp Entrepreneurs
Post Your Documentation of Police and Ranger “Move Along” Mischief or Pass it on to Barracuda Mama at 831-431-7766  Donate to Existing Homeless Encampments, NOT Poverty-Pimp Posturers– Survival Demands Blankets, Water, Tarps, Portapotties & Trash Pick-Up’s–and Deter Police Harassment by being On Call to Document It.
Additional Needs for Community Samaritans!–More Needs: Potable Water for Drinking and Grey Water for Washing, Laundry Access so Clothes Don’t Mildew, a Drainage System Against the Rains, More Space in Additional Spots, Monitor and Expose Cop Crackdowns Support Food Not Bombs,  the Warming Center’s Day/Night Storage Program, HUFF, Conscience and Action,Santa Cruz Union of the Homeless documenting, providing resources, & publicizing the situation.  Check out The Santa Cruz Community, Santa Cruz Homeless Advocates & Homeless Outside in Santa Cruz, Monterey County Homeless Advocates, SNAIL, HEART Disabled Homeless People,  Power Surge Tenants Rights, Bay Area Landless People’s Alliance, and more on Facebook..then go out and do something!
  Read Updates and Post Them on Santa Cruz Indymedia at https://www.indybay.org/santa-cruz/   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 Thursdays 6-8 PM, Sundays 9:30 AM- 3 PM   Hear archived shows at http://www.huffsantacruz.org/Lostshows.html .  Call in with street reports and commentary: 831-335-4844   If you must, expropriate items from corporate & chain stores.  Don’t steal from vulnerable fellow homeless or local businesses!

C & A meets at noon; 1 PM HUFF Prepares for 2 PM Appearance at the SCPD Police Station: Prepare for a Wet Cold Winter Season of Activism

C & A & HUFF ACTION ITEMS for 12-18-19

  • C & A & HUFF ACTION ITEMS for 12-18-19

  • TODAY’S ACTION ITEM *** Lobby “DEMAND Policy Changes” at SCPD in a Show of Solidarity 2 PM

  • FUTURE POSSIBLE ACTION ITEMS *** Canopy & Coffee Outside City Manager’s Office w/ Letter Writing: We Want Open Shelter *** Wait-In at City Offices (Bring Your Own Chairs) to get Cummings to stop Garage Crackdowns *** Flyering the Metro demanding end to Discriminatory Exclusions *** Occupation of a Vacant Building and Parking Lot or Creation of a Campsite
  • C & A Discussion Items (ends at 1 PM) Note:  Agenda Ideas are simply suggestions and subject to change and addition from anyone in the group.  They cover a wide range of possibilities.  Add your item; choose your priority.
    • Announcements: Choice of Action Items; Timekeeper & Time Limits; Vibes Guy, Protest Prep? 
    • Brief CACH Meeting Update
    • Emergency Winter Shelter Discussion: Immediate Reports from Garages, Camps, Doorways
    • Emergency Winer Shelter: Daytime Protest Actions re: Cummings, Bernal, Mills, Elliot for 12-25
    • Contact Chain for Action Supporting Next Survival Camp & other Winter Encampment
    • Organizing State-wide Contacts With Anti-Ban Forces in Other Cities
    • Updates:  Radio Presence, Tenant Sanctuary, UCSC Strike, Disability Lawsuit
    • Courts and Jail: Defense Against Anti-Survival Chameleon Camping Citations
    • Older Project Update: Bathroom Closure,

                             For HUFFsters 
    • Action Prep:  Sign Making & Role Playing for SCPD “Truth Squad” Inquiry
    • Discussion of Future Action Next Monday; Xmas Day Meeting?
    • Implications of Boise v. Martin decision; Legal and Street Strategies
    • Polling those outside on Resistance Strategies at Homeless Union table Sunday or Sat Memorial
    • Campground & Shelter Reports
    • Anti-Recall Counter Narrative—Homeless Shelter and Rights the Dog Whistle Issue

      Norse Editorial in Today’s Sentinel:  https://www.santacruzsentinel.com/2019/12/18/guest-commentary-city-officials-buck-homelessness-responsibility/



      SANTA CRUZ: Facebook pages:  Alex Darocy, Santa Cruz County Homeless Advocates/Santa Cruz California Homeless Union, Brent Adams, Homeless Outside in Santa Cruz, Alicia Kuhl, Autumn Sun, Conscience & Action, The Santa Cruz Community, Steve Pleich, SCCCP, Keith McHenry, Santa Cruz Food Not Bombs, Tenant Sanctuary,

      Wes White, Monterey County Homeless Advocates, Kristina Roach, Lucero Luna,

      EVENTS
    • Homeless (Lack of) Services Coalition Providers Memorial 10 AM Thur Harvey West 12-19
    • Saturday Homeless-Run Memorial for the Dead 4-6 PM at FNB meal outside Main Post Office 12-21
    • SC Union of the Homeless meeting 5 PM Sun 12-22 at FNB meal outside Main Post Office
    • Norse net archives, twice-weekly at  http://www.huffsantacruz.org/Lostshows.html

Two Flyers Covering the City’s Destruction of the Phoenix Encampment (the 2nd Ross Camp)

Activists are discussing a housed and street response to the City’s abrupt shutdown of the Deseire Memorial Survival Campground on Friday. 

For a different perspective than mainstream media, go to Two Views of the City’s Ambush of the Phoenix (Deseire Memorial Survival) Camp Behind Ross at https://www.indybay.org/newsitems/2019/11/16/18828162.php .

Bathrobespiere’s Broadsides radio show streams today (9-8-19) at 9:30AM at www.freakradio.org: Curfew Crackdown at the Main Beach on the Council Agenda Tuesday 9-10, Hassles and Pushback at Louden Nelson, and a Flashback from 9-30-99 !

KEEP OUR CREAKY VOICES COMING !


Free Radio Santa Cruz is waiting with $300 for info leading to a 10′ X 10′ studio space with bathroom, internet, and electrical access–either indoors or out (we’ll build a structure).  We’re also seeking a transmitter space where we can put up an antenna–a backyard, a multistory home, a high tree–help us spread the word.   Help us so we can help you!


Tonight’s show streams at freakradio.org and archives at http://www.huffsantacruz.org/Lostshows.html  
Additional archives of the two Drew Glover meetings will be posted at http://www.huffsantacruz.org/Lostshows.html soon.




On today’s show:
  • More Homeless Removal to Nowhere: the Main Beach Curfew on City Council’s 9-10 Agenda at 7:30 PM
  • Voices of the Victims from the Red Church Chow Line 9-4
  • CACH Capers–Pleading to the City Council Latest Excuse for Delay
  • Direct Action At Louden Nelson Last Tuesday Part Two
  • “Wake ‘Em Up” Wes White Reports on the Thrice-Delayed Sherwood Park Homeless Hearing 9 AM 9-13 in Monterey
  • Targeting Louden Nelson Resters in the Morning: the SCPD’s New Parks and Rec Wreckers at Work
  • Eli’s Teeth-Grinding Ground Report on Denial and Discrimination


Flashback to September 30, 1999
  • Oral Communication 9-28: Steve Argue, David Silva
  • Recent Hate Crimes in Santa Cruz: 9 Victims in 2 Weeks
  • Ryan, the Skateboarder, ticketed for walking his board, subsequently harassed.
  • “Max” reports on anti-homeless assaults & “Host” harassment
  • Court Capers: Edward de Bolt on Street Sweeps, Richard Quigley on Sheriff Shenangans
  • Citizens Police Review Board Stalemate
  • Silva and Skidmark Bob on SCPD’s Power Push in the Lefever Assault on Steve Argue
  • Cited for Sitting on the Base of the Tom Scribner Statue

Stories Local and Distant


WHAT YOU CAN DO BETWEEN SHOWS:


  • Show Up Shouting at the 7 PM City Council Meeting 9-10 to Defeat the Latest “Run the Homeless Off the Main Beach” Campaign by the Police, the Rangers, and Dear old City Manager Martin Bernal
  • Sign Up for Direct Action to “Open the Bathrooms Now!” Action at San Lorenzo Benchlands 2:30 PM Today 9-8 at the Mime Troupe’s Final Performance of “Treasure Island”.
  • Support Alternative Survival Camps and Squats in the Wake of the City Council “Away on Vacation” Abdication as Homeless People Face Police Lies and Turn-Aways from Shelter.
  • Join the Ross Camp Lawsuit Seeking Damages–Whether you were at Ross Camp or Not: Protect Survival Camps Everywhere! Contact Barracuda Mama at 831-431-7766 or Visit the Union of the Homeless table 4-6 PM at the Saturday and Sunday Food Not Bombs Meals at the Main Post Office
  • Donate to Existing Homeless Encampments, NOT Poverty-Pimp Posturers– Survival Demands Blankets, Water, Tarps, Portapotties & Trash Pick-Up’s–and Deter Police Harassment by being On Call to Document It.
  • Additional Needs for Community Samaritans!–More Needs: Potable Water for Drinking and Grey Water for Washing, Laundry Access so Clothes Don’t Mildew, a Drainage System Against the Rains, More Space in Additional Spots, Monitor and Expose Cop Crackdowns
  • Support Food Not Bombs,  the Warming Center’s Day/Night Storage Program, HUFF, Conscience and Action,Santa Cruz Union of the Homeless documenting, providing resources, & publicizing the situation.

  •  Check out The Santa Cruz Community, Santa Cruz Homeless Advocates & Homeless Outside in Santa Cruz, Monterey County Homeless Advocates, SNAIL, HEART Disabled Homeless People,  & Power Surge Tenants Rights on Facebook
  •   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 Thursdays 6-8 PM, Sundays 9:30 AM- 3 PM
  •   If you must, expropriate items from chain stores.  Don’t steal from vulnerable fellow homeless or local businesses!

Keeping Up the Pressure: Open the Bathrooms ! 2:30 PM Sunday September 8th San Lorenzo Park

We will be flyering and inviting folks to join future events prior to and after the the Mime Troupe performance.

The issue: reopening the Louden Nelson bathrooms. (See “Demonstrators Keep the Restrooms Open at Louden Nelson Center” at https://www.indybay.org/newsitems/2019/09/03/18825952.php). As well as opening the San Lorenzo park bathrooms at night. The City’s 1000-2000 homeless have no actual bathroom facilities (though three very limited portapotties) for nighttime use currently.

Santa Cruz City Council has ducked the issue of reopening the Louden Nelson bathrooms and passed it to their talk shop, the CACH (Community Advisory Committee on Homelessness). At their Tuesday meeting, they avoided any action on the issue in spite of the City Council’s direction.

End Bathroom Banditry! Restore Community Access to the Louden Nelson Bathrooms: Direct Action Protest Tomorrow 1:30 PM Tuesday September 3

Direct Action Protest

Liberate the Locked Lavatories at London Nelson (aka Louden Nelson) Center
Tuesday, September 3, 2019
1:30 PM
301 Center St, Santa Cruz, CA 95060
Come at 1 PM to Help Make Signs, Set-Up
Demand Open Bathrooms !
•    Parks and Recreation [P&R] Supervisor Iseth Rae continues to
keep the public Louden Nelson bathrooms closed to all but “program
participants”.
•    Her boss P&R Director Tony Elliot, his boss City Manager
Martin Bernal, and the City Council majority, headed by Vice-Mayor
Justin Cummings continue to deny the elderly, the ill, the disabled, the
homeless, and the general toilets, reversing decades of free access.
•    Public Records show no documentation justifying the year-long
closure  other than the usual vandalism caused by an increase in use.
This was prompted by the closure of homeless facilities and Bernal’s
institutional failure to provide more bathrooms city-wide.
•    Activists from Conscience and Action, Homeless United for
Friendship & Freedom, Food Not Bombs, the California Homeless Union and
other groups are continuing the Freedom Sleepers “Give a Shit” campaign
from 2017, demanding decent and fair bathroom access.
•    Louden Nelson Staff claim the “nearby” police station
bathrooms are accessible; however police say they are only open when the
Community Room is in use—which is irregularly.
•    Rae additionally backs a dangerous and discriminatory
“homeless are dangerous” narrative with fences around the park, a First
Alarm guard, and a new set of restrictive regulations
•    Appeals to Elliot, Rae, Bernal, and the City Council have been
shined on or ignored for over a year. Councilmember Drew Glover’s direct
attempts to have City Council open the bathrooms have been indefinitely
delayed by Mayor Watkins and Vice-Mayor Cummings.

Council Locks Out Elders, Disabled, and Poor from Louden Nelson Bathrooms: Protest Tomorrow 9-2 Tuesday 1:30 PM at Louden Nelson Center 301 Center St.

A City Council meeting that lasted to 11 PM or shortly thereafter last Tuesday night (8-27) featured long anecdotal presentations by London (Louden) Nelson Community Center [LNCC] Supervisor Iseth Rae and her boss Parks and Recreation chief Tony Elliot. A long line of speakers and a list of organizations tried with no success to reason with the Council.  Senior, disabled, homeless, & basketball players will continue to be excluded from the Louden Nelson bathrooms.

Come to LNCC tomorrow and support an immediate “open bathrooms” policy !

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AGENDA MANIPULATIONS,PUSHBACK BY THE PUBLIC, SILENCE FROM THE PROGRESSIVES
Mayor Watkins whittled down a long line of speakers at Oral Communications at 7 PM, a number in support of Councilmembers Krohn and Glover. Some attacked the Glover-Krohn recall, with charges the paid signature gatherers were involved. Others denounced the public smear of Glover and Krohn embodied in the months-long “investigation”. Another singled out City Manager Bernal’s latest memo of last week instructing staff not to communicate with Glover except through him and the staff heads.

Krohn attempted earlier in the day to move the Council Meeting Calendar back to its position near the end of the agenda, from which Watkins had moved it in June. His motion failed 3-4.

Neither he, Krohn, nor Brown attempted to require the Mayor to bring back survival encampments, the selective enforcement against homeless people of infractions, a public process for setting the agenda, or other matters raised months ago by Glover.

Any of these items could have been proposed for forced inclusion on the next agenda by motion and majority vote….


LONGER STORY, COMMENTS, AND FLYER CAN BE ACCESSED AT https://www.indybay.org/newsitems/2019/09/02/18825901.php