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Resist and Reject the Recall!
by Robert Norse (rnorse3 [at] hotmail.com)
Saturday Jun 29th, 2019 4:06 PM
Strongly and Clearly Reject Mayoral Bullying
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Text of the flyer:

• With the 8 Ross camp portapotties gone, citywide nighttime access is < 1/3rd what it was.

• The failure of City Council to locate campgrounds and Safe Parking Zones as well as the closing of Ross Camp without adequate replacement shelter has intensified the emergency.

• Louden Nelson remain closed to the community with a likely freeze on this bigoted anti-homeless policy coming up at the July 1 4 PM P & R meeting this Monday at City Hall.

• As P & R boss Elliot does nothing Conscience & Action will unveil its own DIY portapotty at the Parks and Recreation Dept at 3 PM July 8. Show up if you wish to give a shit.

• Councilmembers have failed to press votes requiring Mayor Watkins to put these health-and-dignity issues back on the agenda in meeting after meeting. Her promises are worthless.

• No protest was made at June 26th meeting to Watkins’s new unilateral move to force the Agenda scheduling time early, rush past it, & limit Consent agenda time for Councilmembers.

• Police continue to target visible homeless survival camps with no adequate shelter available for the majority of unhoused folks; data about the impact of these health-and-safety damaging raids continues to be hidden without visible protest by Councilmembers.

• The mysterious “investigation” of Councilmember Glover is still being kept under wraps, both by him and the authorities that initiated it. Open discussion is a far healthier response.

• The phony CACH housed-advising-homeless committee passed at City Council on June 26th is the Mathews-Cummings excuse for avoiding specific measures such as emergency camp-grounds, bathroom restoration, RV facilities, and police reform with little Progressive dissent.

• Tenants are facing immediate eviction as the Progressive Council “majority” allows endless chatter and delay even about the process of gathering landlord data.

+++ Demand City Council act before its August recess to address the visible tenant & homeless crisis with emergency action for those so threatened—to include an immediate restoration of last year’s rent freeze and just eviction protections as well as areas with parking, sleeping, and sanitation facilities.

+++ Costly, cruel, and futile enforcement only drives homeless people into neighborhoods and parks and pits housed residents against homeless ones.

+++ Support Community Resistance by supporting rent strikes, homeless encampments, direct aid, and other meaningful immediate actions.

Flier by Norse of HUFF (Homeless United for Friendship & Freedom) 831-423-4833 http://www.huffsantacruz.org 6-29-19

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