This week: quiet

The City Council wraps up its August recess this week, so no meetings, but as we learned last week several Council members are still in town and shaking things up behind the scenes.

If the Mayor makes any announcements this coming week we’ll probably hear a Council response, otherwise expect it to be quiet until things resume after Labor Day.

 

Homeless advocates propose new ordinance on homeless encampment sweeps

Filed under “well that didn’t take long…”

This morning I posted a piece on the Council’s new strategy of defining a “cause of action” for people suing the city in order to drive police accountability. At the end of the article I suggested that the Council might see fit to use the same approach to stop homeless sweeps.

This afternoon, five groups who advocate for the homeless proposed exactly that — and much more.

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Council approves guidance on North Precinct project

The City Council this afternoon approved a resolution giving guidance to the city on a potential path to a new North Precinct police station. It was a chaotic meeting where most of the Council’s rules of decorum were obliterated by an angry group of #BlackLivesMatter and #BlockTheBunker protesters.

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North Precinct resolution moving forward this afternoon

Council member Lorena Gonzalez earned her pay this month. After she and Council member Debora Juarez met last week with representatives of the #BlockTheBunker group, and listening to the concerns of her colleagues on the Council, she appears to have found a path forward for the North Precinct station project that a supermajority of the Council can get behind.

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