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Mon Oct 7 2013 (Updated 10/09/13)With Eviction Looming, Call Goes Out to Defend the Bulb
Mon Oct 7 2013 (Updated 10/09/13)Albany Bulb Residents Facing Eviction After Sierra Club Forces City Council Action
Over sixty long-time residents of the former landfill known as the Albany Bulb are facing eviction as early as this month. For decades, however, the Bulb has been a safe place for those in the East Bay without traditional housing to make a home. The land also serves as a free-flowing, open-air art museum featuring the works of numerous artists. Bulb residents and artists have long co-existed with recreational users. Nevertheless, the Sierra Club and Citizens for an East Shore State Park have pressured the Albany City Council to take action to remove those who live at the Bulb and declare the land "recreation only." This is despite the fact that the City of Albany provides absolutely no homeless services whatsoever. After having lived quietly at the Bulb for years, residents are now organizing and taking action to raise awareness of their plight and fight impending eviction.
On October 2, a solidarity campout was held at the Albany Bulb to support residents and strategize together for future actions in defense of the land as one of, if not the only, free and open spaces remaining in the Bay Area.
On October 7, residents of the Albany Bulb and local community members rallied outside Albany City Council's bi-monthly meeting and spoke during the public comment section in defense of the Bulb. The gathering then left the meeting and marched down Solano Avenue to set up a one-night encampment, demonstrating what the thoroughfare will look like if the Bulb’s 60-plus residents are evicted from their homes.
October 7: Allies Camp on Solano Avenue to Protest Impending Bulb Eviction | Rally to Save Albany Bulb! MARCH and CAMPOUT on SOLANO AVE!
See Also: Share the Bulb video | Albany Bulb Solidarity Campout, 10/2/13 | Solidarity Camp-Out at Albany Bulb (10/2) | Stop the Bulb Eviction! | Reportback from the 9/28 Gathering at the Albany Bulb | Save the Albany Bulb with Blackbird Raum! | Community Gathering to Save Albany Bulb with Live Music! (9/28) | Discussion and Film showing on Albany Bulb (9/20)
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