Debra Carey writes:
AHHA Supporters: Now is the time:
Things are moving quickly, with Marsh Residents (except those named in the lawsuit) facing arrest if they do not leave the Marsh by Sunday midnight.
AHHA encourages the following:
Be there to witness what is happening on Monday (Del Norte Street Entrance). AHHA will facilitate a Community Conversation at 2pm there.
Be there Tuesday, at the City Council Meeting, where the City Manager is recommending against AHHA’s proposal for Sanctuary Camps to Tiny House Villages. The City Manager has stated “I believe the Council established three goals in releasing this RFP-No city funds, no longer than 6 month duration for a tent camp, and a preference for private property over public property. I do not believe that the Council would be supportive of using Housing Successor funds for a tent camp that transitions to a tiny house village.”
Please come to the Eureka City Council Meeting. Be prepared to speak in support of AHHA’s proposal and prepared to articulate why there are still not enough safe, legal places for the homeless being driven out of the Palco Marsh, and why disruption or destruction of their community and family support system is cruel and unusual.
AND write to your city council members and the mayor in support of AHHA’s community based proposal for the houseless. The link to the proposal is on the AHHA website www.ahha-humco.org
under Resources AHHA Eureka RFP final 2; the full versions of the Sanctuary Camp , Tiny House Village and Safe Parking Proposals are to be found there.
AHHA is posting the Lawsuit filed, and the City of Eureka Response and declarations on their website www.ahha-humco.org
Keep watching the news for more information about this travesty happening in our town.
See you Monday 5/2 at the DelNorte Street entrance to the Palco Marsh (the Mall north parking lot has been closed by the Eureka Police). Bring signs, stand in solidarity, be good and peaceful witnesses. The Marsh will be closed to the public from 5/2- 5/6 monitored by the Police. Even the Human Rights Commission Trained Observers will be prevented from being in the Marsh area.
See you Tuesday at Eureka City Council.