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Taste the Tedium and Terror Tuesday at City Council's Coronations and Chowdown
Date Tuesday December 11
Time 7:00 PM - 7:00 PM
Location Details
Outside City Council Chambers 809 Center St.
Event Type Protest
Organizer/AuthorRobert Norse
City Council's last meeting of the year traditionally features a series of speeches by outgoing Councilmembers and a second series by incoming ones. After that, the Council in the past has retired across the street to sample deserts and drinks. They have to invite the public because the Brown Act requires that when a majority of the Council gathers, the public needs to be there as well. In order to provide more dietary backbone to the frilly deserts usually offered at the Civic afterwards (also free traditionally), Jumbogumbo Joe Schultz has generously agreed to provide some hot sustaining soup.

The "Oral Communications" doghouse period will be at or near 5 PM, though presumably there'll be opportunities to buttonhole Councilmembers while they munch at the Civic after the speeches sometime between 7:30 and 8:30. The flyer attached describes some of the issues the Council is ignoring throughout the winter while its police dutifully continue their Homeless Cleansing Campaign downtown.

Additional Note: Consent Agenda Item #15 Locust Parking Garage Restroom Improvement plan intends to transform the current public restrooms there to semi-open ones similar to those at the Soquel Parking Garage across from New Leaf. Does anyone like the"police peep while you pee" bathrooms better? I sure don't. This item is on the 3 PM Agenda for those interested. See the staff report at http://www3.cityofsantacruz.com/sirepub/cache/2/etwy1a55ylysjamcluwvj145/36691731207201208164690.PDF .

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§Text of the Flyer
by Robert Norse Friday Dec 7th, 2012 8:20 AM
Chow Down with Tasty Survival Soup
Compliments of Jumbogumbo Joe Schultz of India Joze Restaurant

Tuesday 7 PM December 11th
Outside City Council Chambers 809 Center St.

Last Council Meeting of the Year Ignores Winter Shelter Emergency
Wander inside as the Old City Council pats itself on the back and the New City Council makes speeches and takes office. The Council then adjourns to warm beds until January 8th, leaving 90% of the homeless community without shelter and illegal if they make it themselves.
Pamela Comstock, Cynthia Mathews, and Micah Posner take office replacing Katherine Beiers, Tony Madrigal, and Ryan Coonerty during the evening session of City Council.

8-8:30 PM (time uncertain)
Civic Auditorium 307 Church St.
Schmooze with shady politicians & mangling media
Share coffee & snacks across the street in the Civic


Fight the Crackdown, Ticketing, & Property Seizures
Demand A Ceasefire in the Winter War Against the Homeless Community

Demand ACTION to increase shelter this winter, let homeless people legally shelter themselves somewhere, provide legal overnight park-and-sleep places for those in vehicles, and rein in abusive police officers and vigilante attacks.

When the Council takes NO ACTION...
Organize independently for survival and self-defense.
Don't roll over for brutality and bigotry!
Bring Sleeping Bags, Blankets, Cameras, and Friends.

BRING BACK SANTA CRUZ
Flier by Norse of HUFF (Homeless United for Friendship & Freedom) 423-4833 http://www.huffsantacruz.org 309 Cedar PMB #14B S.C. 12-6-12
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A Few InterviewsRobert NorseWednesday Dec 12th, 2012 10:51 PM
Police Complaint FormsRobert NorseMonday Dec 10th, 2012 2:50 PM
Complaints of HarassmentRobert NorseMonday Dec 10th, 2012 11:43 AM
Ugh. Sounds AwfulGemma WolfSunday Dec 9th, 2012 4:07 PM