- Co-Moderators: Dallas & Bishop
- Stack: Tara
- Minutes: Carey
Bishop: Motions to jump ahead to special topic; the city’s request to remove the info area. Assembly agrees.
Kevin: Covered hand signals via rap
Read information David received from Michael McDonald requesting that we remove the tent and library stating that they are permanent structures
Is the issue that we were attempting to construct a new tent?
The supply tent has not been removed during pressure washing, may be the reason they are calling it a permanent structure
Who announced it?
What are the circumstances?
The city manager’s office was asked to bring anything to the General Assembly, they did not
What is considered a permanent structure?
The “tents” and “bookshelf”
Azura: Donate everything to Planet K, wait for city council to contact McDonnald’s office, and return
Collin: I can hold the books, we need to hold this spot for now
Jordan: Is it just Chief McDonnald?
We’ve been trying to contact Marc Ott, it is unclear
Jim: It sounds like this is not an official communication of any kind, we should do nothing for now
Duffy: Since the beginning we’ve cowed to authority, I don’t think we should continue down that path. I believe we should move to that one park, were we can be comfortable.
Parks have a 10:00 curfew
We’ve slept there a couple of times without issue
Tovo and Morrison want to lift the comping ban
Pops: I agree with Azura, Jim and Levi. Why don’t we fold the tent up and talk to city hall. We don’t need the lacky.
Claire: Jordan & I want in to city hall and requested to see Marc Ott, then requested to Michael McDonald, and were referred to someone who was unavailable, to see if I could get a written statement from them.
Sonny: I say we show them it’s not a permanent structure, by moving it five feet.
Make ‘em come and get it.
Steve: We don’t get CT’d and separated again. Level heads have got to prevail.
Pops: Don’t bathe and wear bad cologne
Just take it down.
Why can’t we just get on-board
Jordan: I see this as an attempt to de-legitimize the 24/7 occupation.
There is a such thing as a silent protest
I don’t think they’ll see it this way.
Amanda: We shouldn’t move until they give us something in writing, unless threats of arrests.
Johnathan: I wanted to remind everybody, that there isn’t going to be a day were we’re teargassed, because that isn’t how Austin is going to handle this. Death of 1000 cuts. A couple of times before there has been contention before about the GA supporting direct actions.
1. Claire: Move the tent 10 feet, and that is IT.
2. Duffy: Moving the tent isn’t going to do anything, we move to space more accommodating. Relocate.
3. Chicago: Impassioned speech, I want to run for Chief of Police, we tell the cops to take showers.
4. Amanda: For tonight, do nothing; unless they force us to
5. Pops: Let’s move the tent and make them give us something official (like Claire’s), go to federal court, and stall them with an injunction. We need a serious attorney.
6. David: Just move it during the power wash.
7. Azura: Donate the the tent back to planet K, get the tent prize/Dan Coi/party and keep new tent.
8. G: Get another tent, we need an info-tent. (similar to Azura)
Conducted a straw poll to decide which proposal we would discuss first
Straw Poll Results:
- Proposal 1: 21 votes
- Proposal 2: 15 votes
- Proposal 3: ???
- Proposal 4: 22 votes
- Proposal 5: 26 votes
- Proposal 6: 8 votes
- Proposal 7: 15 votes
- Proposal 8: 23 votes
Virginia – FA: Proposals #2, #7 and #8 can not be done tonight, combine the rest into one large proposal
Friendly Amendment accepted
CQ: What are we doing with the bookshelf? What about the info-table?
Same as the tent
POI: City hall security is asking us to move some stuff right now
MIC CHECK: Come get on stack and tell us to move our stuff
Jordan – POI: City hall security wants us to remove the extension cord that is being run
Cedric – POI: It’s already gone.
CQ: Would we fall back to the planet K plan as a contingency?
CQ: Do we have a volunteer to transport this stuff to planet K?
Cedric – Concern: We’re saying we are going to move the tent on power washing nights. No one is here to help move it, who is going to do it?
Pops – FA: Hold GA on power-washing nights
Concern: This should be a separate proposal
FA: Remove power-washing stipulation
POI: This is needlessly alienating
Friendly Amendment accepted nullifying previous Friendly Amendment
Duffy – Concern: We’re just reacting to the city. We shouldn’t respond to them unless they address us in an appropriate manner
Jordan – Concern: This isn’t about whether or not the tent can be moved, they know it can be moved.
Kevin – Vibes check: I understand this is frustrating, we don’t really have a process for this and we’re just going with it. So lets all come back together and take a few deep breaths
Concern: We never know what time they’ll come to take down the tent. Will there be anyone around when they come?
Several people volunteering to stay and watch the camp
Cedric – Concern: We need to move. Constantly moving the tents back and forth constantly for power washings is slowly tearing them up. We’re fighting for crap land.
Concern: If we just move it 10 feet it’s just antagonizing
FA: Remove #1, demand formal request in writing from the city
Friendly Amendment Accepted
We do nothing. If the city tells us the tent needs to come down we request a written statement. If the city forces us to we can take it down and store it at Planet K and possibly follow up with legal action.
POI: It is now after 9:00 pm so we will not have other Proposals and Report Backs
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