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Santa Cruz Sanctuary Camp Vision Deserves Serious Consideration
by Steve Pleich
Friday Sep 27th, 2013 4:26 PM
Focusing on Ideas, Not Personalities
After Tuesday's presentations at the Board of Supervisors and the Santa Cruz City Council, it's time to rally around the Sanctuary Camp vision. It has also become clear that the time has come to stop finding fault with an idea simply because you find fault with its bearer.

To many, Brent Adams is a passionate, yet polarizing figure in our community. Many disagree with his persona or his politics but as Brent himself has often said, the human right to a safe, secure place to sleep is not political and he is entirely correct. And through the ongoing process of advocating for a Sanctuary Camp, Brent Adams has shown himself to be a serious man capable of making a significant contribution to his community.

So I say that it is time to come together on this issue and by that I mean it is time to honestly discuss our opinions. If there is criticism of the idea, let it be heard. If there is support and praise for the concept, let that also be heard. I won't presume to speak for Brent, but I believe that his vision is strong enough to withstand the doubts of others and his plan is practical enough to convince the community of its wisdom. But above all we must discuss this idea in an atmosphere of respect and tolerance based solely upon the merits of the idea. As a community, we have momentarily lost site of that. As an advocate, Brent Adams has most certainly earned it.

Let's not lose sight of it again.

by G
Saturday Sep 28th, 2013 10:15 AM
The discussions of the Sanctuary Camp plans, here on Indybay, have been focused on the idea. The discussions have been insightful, and focused on real life issues (see Auntie's comments in particular). So it seems strange to 1. see Steve try to associate himself with a 'kinder, gentler' discussion (must be an election year) 2. see Steve try to paint previous discussions with a factually inaccurate brush (smells like a TBSCesque 'branding' attempt) 3. see Steve attempt to place himself on the flattering side of the straw man Steve created (especially after hearing his kinder/softer homeless hate speech during that candidate debate at the duck pond (must have been an election year)).

Hey Brent, are YOU good with that bullshit?!
by Former Pleich Fan
Saturday Sep 28th, 2013 2:57 PM
This seems more like a Take Back Santa Cruz style, back-handed hit piece than anything else.

I'd say it's official now, Pleich is working for the other side.

Is there any sort of content to this "article" at all?

Pleich must think writing a piece like this allows him free reign to senselessly attack Brent, while maintaining a pro-homeless stance.


by Brent Adams
Sunday Sep 29th, 2013 12:54 AM

I've been barking at Steve Pleich plenty on facebook.
Do I want him to see him have a successful run for council?
No.
Santa Cruz Sanctuary Camp appeals to the senses of the type of person that baloney such as this wouldn't fool them. Appealing to the community in such a way doesn't spark productive thoughtful conversation but divisiveness. Steve often shows a clear biased opinion all the while acting like a peacemaker. It can be infuriating.

I've decided that I'll just it ignore it.

Here is my actual attempt at communication with folks.