SF Bay Area Indymedia indymedia
Indybay About Contact Newsletter Calendar Publish Community

Santa Cruz Indymedia | Health, Housing, and Public Services

Fri Mar 15 2013 Community Members Express Concerns Library Sleep Ban May Be Selectively Enforced
Joint Powers Board Votes to Ban Sleep in Santa Cruz County Library Branches On March 4, Santa Cruz County's Library Joint Powers Authority Board voted unanimously to ban sleeping in all branches of the library located in the City and County of Santa Cruz. On the recommendation of staff, the language "Refrain from sleeping in the Library" has been added to the Library rules of conduct.

Workers at Santa Cruz Libraries already had the authority to remove patrons if their behavior was interfering with the ability of others to use Library equipment and or the facilities. Now those caught may have their Library privileges suspended for sleeping, and the rules of conduct also state that violators may be, "photographed to assist in identification."

There are no exceptions for children falling asleep, and at the meeting one community member expressed concerns that the ban on sleep would lead to "selective enforcement" of the new rule, suggesting that someone who looks "a little scruffier" might be singled out unfairly.

imc_photo.gifRead More with Photos | Sleeping Ban Back For All Santa Cruz Libraries: Decision Tonight in Aptos | See Also:| Lost in Landers' Library Labyrinth: Show Us the Records! | Library Board to Consider Restrictive New Policies that Impact Homeless People (& You) | Heritage Trees Outside Santa Cruz Library Slated for Removal

07/16/14 Protests in East Salinas Resume Following Fourth Police Killing   Police State and Prisons | Santa Cruz Indymedia
07/16/14 Hundreds of Palestinians, Including Whole Families, Have Been Killed in Gaza Since July 8   Palestine
07/11/14 Frank Alvarado, Killed by SPD, Spoke in Santa Cruz Against Prison Expansion   Police State and Prisons | Santa Cruz Indymedia
07/07/14 Letter Writing Group to Focus on Political Prisoners in the California Prison System   Police State and Prisons | Santa Cruz Indymedia
07/07/14 Santa Cruz Anti-War Community Returns to Ocean Street for Annual Independence Day Rally   Anti-War | Santa Cruz Indymedia
07/02/14 SF Queer Anarchists Blockade the Google/FIFA Pride Float In Solidarity with Brazilians   Health, Housing, and Public Services | LGBTI / Queer | International
07/01/14 Carmel Demonstrations Help Labor Union Achieve Victories Across the Monterey Bay   Labor & Workers | Santa Cruz Indymedia
07/01/14 Activists Look to DOI to Set Timeline for Business to Remove Operations from Drakes Estero   Environment & Forest Defense | North Bay / Marin
06/30/14 Protest of Kink.com Prison-Themed Dance Party Leads to Violence and Arrests by SFPD   LGBTI / Queer
06/30/14 Forest Service Proposes Massive Salvage Logging Project in California's Rim Fire Area   Environment & Forest Defense | California
06/29/14 Ten Arrested at Google Headquarters Asking for Dialogue in Battle for Net Neutrality   Global Justice and Anti-Capitalism | Peninsula