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PDC E-Board Zoom Meeting 

April 12, 2021


Attending:  Brian Murtha, Gail Jack, Franco Picarello, Judy Geer, Ed Porter, Sandra Nichols, Nancy Krusoe


Review of the April 8 membership meeting.  A lot was learned from Lenny Siegel, former Mountain View City Council member re houseless population.  


The topic is again on Santa Cruz City Council agenda for April 13.  We anticipate the fearsome 5 will vote in new restrictions on camps and where the homeless population is allowed to camp.  These issues have been with us for decades and yet we have not found a way to help house this community, provide them with safe and permanent solutions.  Other cities seem to be doing a much better job, but with the current makeup on the council, there is not…

Minutes of April 2021 PDC Meeting


Present:  Brian Murtha, Judy Geer, Franco Picarella, Matthew N, Lee Brokaw, Randa Solick, Nora Hochman, Joy Hinz, James Mulherin, Brett Garrett, Janet Yett, Ed Porter


Guest Speaker: Lenny Siegel, former Mt. View city council member and progressive activist, spoke on the topic of housing crisis in Mt. View, associated with high rents.  He reported approximately 300 people are living in vehicles in the streets, some of these employed; safe parking in several church parking lots (these "oversized vehicles" must be moved during the day);  the current city council wished to prohibit parking/sleeping in vehicles in the streets. Three parking lots were agreed upon and these accommodated 70 oversized vehicles. Current considerations:&nbs…

Brian Murtha is inviting you to a scheduled Zoom meeting.

Topic: April PDC Meeting

Time: Apr 8, 2021 06:30 PM Pacific Time (US and Canada)

Join Zoom Meeting

https://us02web.zoom.us/j/84622961301?pwd=YUd5TDJENDdnM2hIRGw4QzFoQml6QT09

Meeting ID: 846 2296 1301

Passcode: KZt2qj

We will be joined at 6:40 pm by Lenny Siegel, former Mountain View City Council Member, anti-war activist, champion of the homeless, economic inequality, and housing.  Mr. Siegel has been invited to address us regarding ideas about changing the situation for our homeless and vehicle living folk.  He invites questions to be sent to him ahead of time to assist him in focusing his remarks.  His email address is:

lennysiegel@sonic.net

We look forward to seeing you on Thursday!

Brian Murtha is inviting you to a scheduled Zoom meeting.

Topic: April PDC Meeting

Time: Apr 8, 2021 06:30 PM Pacific Time (US and Canada)

Join Zoom Meeting

https://us02web.zoom.us/j/84622961301?pwd=YUd5TDJENDdnM2hIRGw4QzFoQml6QT09

Meeting ID: 846 2296 1301

Passcode: KZt2qj

We will be joined at 6:40 pm by Lenny Siegel, former Mountain View City Council Member, anti-war activist, champion of the homeless, economic inequality, and housing.  Mr. Siegel has been invited to address us regarding ideas about changing the situation for our homeless and vehicle living folk.  He invites questions to be sent to him ahead of time to assist him in focusing his remarks.  His email address is:

lennysiegel@sonic.net

We look forward to seeing you on Thursday!

    On the 4th of July, PDC showed spirit and dedication by participating with the local Democrats.  The crowd was lovely and cheered for us. Pictured here from left:  Judy Geer, PDC president Brian Murtha, Sandra Nichols, Gail Jack, Denise Elerick and Ellen Murtha.  What great banners and smiles we have!

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