Repeal Santa Cruz SLEEPING BAN: City Council meets Nov 24/HUFF

Tom Boland (wgcp@earthlink.net)
Wed, 18 Nov 1998 13:56:53 -0400


FWD  Wed, 18 Nov 1998 From: wmnofstl@cruzio.com (Becky Johnson)
Subject: Flyer for Rascals (POST fwd)


RAIN, COLD, VIOLENCE,
& POLICE HARASSMENT
4 Good Reasons to Repeal the Sleeping Ban

NO SHELTER SPACE FOR 75%
ENDING HUMAN RIGHTS VIOLATIONS
RESPECT FOR THE HOMELESS
CHARGING THE POOR FINES THEY CAN'T PAY
4 More Good Reasons To Repeal the Ban !

FINALLY A PROGRESSIVE MAJORITY
HAS PROMISED TO END A LAW
THAT PUNISHES THE POOR FOR SLEEPING
WHEN MOST HAVE NO LEGAL PLACES TO SLEEP!

Why the new city council must act November 24th at its first meeting
        Customarily, the new City Council does no business at its first
meeting other than get sworn in.  November 24th must be an exception if the
homeless community is not to suffer another Christmas season of harassment,
ticketing, and jail for sleeping where they must.  Instead of limiting
itself to the usual pomp and ceremony, the new Progressive City Council
must add to the swearing-in ceremony, one item of business on that evening
session: Sleeping Ban Repeal.  If it does not, the law against sleeping
outside or in vehicles will be in full force throughout the winter.
        The new City Council must pass Sleeping Ban Repeal on November 24th
if it is to go into effect during the worst winter weather.  A Progressive
member of the old City Council must put the law on the agenda by November
17th if the new City Council is to be able to vote on the law.  Then the
new City Council can pass the law (which requires a 2nd vote at its only
December meeting on December 8th).

        Call Katherine Beiers and Celia Scott by leaving a message for the
entire City Council  (429-3550, followed by #).   Ask them  to put Repeal
on the November 24th ballot.   Redeem the Progressive Promise of the '98
Election by restoring basic human rights to the 500-1500 Santa Cruz City
houseless community.  Give the Council  a chance to keep faith with the
poor and end the human rights abuse of the decade.

Flyer by HUFF (Homeless United for Friendship & Freedom) 831-423-4833  11/11/98

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