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Human Rights Commission asks BoS to Rescind Courthouse Ordinance

It looks like the Humboldt County Human Rights Commission has asked the Board of Supervisors to rescind the emergency health and safety ordinance it passed  to move occupiers off the courthouse grounds.

Here is the start of a letter from Janelle Egger to the Commissioners.  Egger has taken the County to court over the ordinance.

Dear Commissioners,I wish to thank you for your action this evening and especially for your patience.  You have many things on your plate and your willingness to devote time to this is truly appreciated.

Just to let you know I posted this on facebook tonight–
This evening the Humboldt Human Rights Commission voted unanimously in favor of a motion asking the Board of Supervisors to rescind/repeal the urgency ordinance and extend an offer to work with them to address some issues. In an April 27, 2012 letter to the Board of Supervisors the Commission stated the issues of concern were communication, education, accommodation and enforcement and that “many of the issues at play could be resolved with improvements in the first three of those areas so that enforcement would then be rare but appropriate.”

  1. HUUFC
    June 8, 2012 at 10:16 am

    The Humboldt County Human Rights Commission is my pick for the first budget cut of the month.

  2. Boris
    June 8, 2012 at 10:17 am

    We do not have these sorts of committees in Moscow.

  3. June 8, 2012 at 10:25 am

    It would make much more sense for them to address the anti- panhandling ordinance in Arcata. Have they done so yet?

  4. Anonymous
    June 8, 2012 at 10:36 am

    What gives, Fred? Why the sudden interest in telling the Human Rights Commission how to go about setting its priorities and achieving its aims?

  5. June 8, 2012 at 10:40 am

    What gives with Heraldo posting information on this? I’m sure he wants comments. I’m here to help!

    As far as the commission itself, I’m sure it doesn’t hurt that I’m making some constructive criticism. I consider the anti- panhandling ordinance a human rights issue. I’m not sure bums cluttering up the front of the courthouse is, although I suppose that argument could be made.

  6. High Finance
    June 8, 2012 at 1:08 pm

    The Human Rights Commission is an example of how commissions once formed never seem to go away.

    It is a dinosaur left over from many decades ago.

  7. SNaFU
    June 8, 2012 at 1:41 pm

    Aaaahhh ca’mon, at least give ‘um a port-a-potty + a port-a-shower so the Arcata Plazoids can share too!.

  8. skippy
    June 8, 2012 at 1:42 pm

    Thank you for the news, Mitch.

    Enquiring readers may want to see the related complaint filed by Janelle Egger in the United States District Court, Northern California District, on the matter.

    A long but intriguing read at 71 pages, it’s quite the collective history in review. Janelle did a a surprisingly good job of preparing and filing the complaint herself using illuminating internal e-mails and memos from the County and other agencies as exhibits for the latter half. For example, in the last paragraph of page 41, District Attorney Paul Gallegos expresses ‘frustration’ by using the word no less than 6 times in a single paragraph.

    There are pictures, too.

    You can view her PDF complaint, Egger vs. Humboldt County, here.

  9. longwinds
    June 8, 2012 at 2:48 pm

    There was an interesting interview with Janelle on KMUD’s Civil Liberties Hour last Wednesday night, where she discussed her in pro per suit with callers who had also represented themselves before the bar. She’s got guts–or whatever they are–go Janelle!

    The interview’s at http://archive.kmud.org/index.php?sort=dateza , scroll down to Wednesday Night Talk, June 6th at 7pm.

  10. HUUFC
    June 8, 2012 at 3:09 pm

    The suit reminds me what the monkey said when he peed in the cash register, “looks like this will run into money”.

  11. stretch@gmail.com
    June 9, 2012 at 10:06 am

    HUUFC either posted on the wrong thread, or he’s completely daft. Taking his other comments into consideration, it’s probably the latter.

  12. June 9, 2012 at 1:25 pm

    Of course. Human rights are so passe’, so 20th century. By all means, let’s get back to proper authoritarian government, and stamp out all those pesky non conformists. Say, I’ll bet there are some nice private prisons all ready for them! Problem solved!

  13. Anonymous
    June 10, 2012 at 2:51 pm

    Good idea!

  14. June 11, 2012 at 9:18 am

    Some of this sounds a whole lot like the folks over in Egypt and Syria talk. You’d think that those supporters of the 1% would have sense enough to stay silent.

  15. Anonymous
    June 11, 2012 at 9:44 am

    Must be boring on The Mirror. That is why they are posting here.

    You, go, Janelle! <3

  16. 2 cents
    June 11, 2012 at 11:41 am

    Supporters of the 1% “have sense”? I think not!

  17. Anonymous
    June 11, 2012 at 8:45 pm

    Those people have chosen to use my place of work as a bathroom. It’s really hard to excuse them. They aren’t furthering their cause and they are a public health nuisance. Picking up their feces is not pleasant.

  18. Anonymous
    June 12, 2012 at 9:33 am

    It looks like a garbage dump in front of the courthouse. It’s disgusting and has nothing to do with legitimate protest.
    It’s an ongoing insult to the 99% here in Eureka. The 1% don’t give a shit- they don’t have business at the courthouse anyway.

  19. tm
    August 8, 2012 at 5:37 pm

    My front window pane was smashed by Eureka skinheads (fist-pounding “White Power” as a greeting according to my eavesdropping, which is the eavesdropping ny ears heard) last month. I’ve made multiple NOT “keepin’ it white” vandalism reports. CWB Yurica Sur (ESX3).

    Eureka, SW EUREKA, w/e. That’s for neo-nazi racist white power skinheads, right?

  20. tm
    August 8, 2012 at 5:41 pm

    “Keepin’ it White”

    Tha’t’s painted on the rest of y’all’s mailbox, innit?

  21. tm
    August 8, 2012 at 5:47 pm

    “Keepin’ it white –CWB”

    That’s a “thing” for y’all, right?

    I will defend myself here.

  22. sigh....
    November 9, 2012 at 6:32 pm

    HUUFC: you are obviously grossly uninformed: the Human Rights Commission is voluntary, and has no budget. Get a life, research your thoughts before you shrea them, don’t believe everything you think.

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