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Last night the ACLU at its monthly meeting rejected an "open meetings" policy and did a quick "in and out" Public Comment period during which they "generously" allowed the public into the room for 10 minutes of their 2 hour meeting. Vice-Chair Steve Pleich's declined to provide an agenda on request and when asked why he supported the May exclusion of the public from the previously-open ACLU Board meetings, he declined to respond. The Board voted to support the smiling authoritarian leadership of chair Peter Gelblum, whom some regard as a protege of the notoriously anti-homeless Mike Rotkin--long-time power broker on the Board and 5-time Santa Cruz mayor (an advocate of the Sleeping and Sitting Bans as well).
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