Arcata’s Homeless Task Force FALLS APART!!!

Last night, Thursday August 4, the 2 unhoused members of Arcata’s homeless task force resigned, leaving the homeless task force without any homeless members.

Agenda item 7.B. for the evening was “Vote to endorse Homeless Services Plan and provide feedback regarding the emphasizing or de-emphasizing of components in the Draft of the Homeless Services Plan.”

Tad asked for the agenda item to be removed from the agenda so that the incomplete services plan could be discussed before being endorsed. As facilitator Tim Doty denied the request, citing time restraints, tad denounced the task force as hurting those that it should intend to help, and resigned. After applause from the members of the public present, facilitator Tim Doty called a recess.

When the meeting reconvened, Kim Starr read her letter of resignation, also refusing to have her name on HSU’s (incomplete) Homeless Services Plan. After more applause from the viewing public, facilitator Tim Doty threatened to close the meeting to the public.

The draft of HSU’s incomplete Homeless Services Plan is available on the internet at:
The draft of the plan starts on page 24.


15 Responses to “Arcata’s Homeless Task Force FALLS APART!!!”

  1. Michael Paul Says:

    I knew it wouldn’t be long before that fell apart.

    Just an attempt by the city to “ACT” like it was doing something postive for the unhoused of Humboldt.

  2. Anonymous Says:

    Fell apart? Huh? The homeless left the discussion table like we always knew they would. They’re not about finding a solution, only causing a ruckus. It’s the only thing they know how to do, and they do it so well. They merely confirmed our suspicions. Don’t help people who don’t want to be helped. Not one more penny.

  3. the PLAZOID Says:

    Interesting comment, anonymous, however, it seems as if you have not been paying any attention what-so-ever to the task farce meetings or the reports from the various members of te task farce.
    The members who resigned wrote letters of resignation elaborating on exactly why they resigned.
    The number one reason was the LACK OF DISCUSSION ABOUT SOLUTIONS on the part of the housd members of the task farce who mostly seemed to prefer a “business as usual” approach (notable exceptions being Rosemary Loftis and John Shelter, both of whom are service providers who interact directly with the people they help daily).
    Even those who complained incessantly about the “homeless advocates” maintained that they dominated the discussion with their own solutions to the problems associated with homelessness. The problem was that these solutions don’t fit neatly into the paradigm of “grants! grants! grants!” and focus instead on realistic here-and-now solutions (legal places to sleep, shelter from the elements, feeding the hungry, drug and alcohol treatment, cleanliness of camping areas, public spaces, police interactions, lack of city finances).

  4. Anonymous Says:

    Fuck the homeless people. They are nothing more then lazy sacks of worthless shit that need a swift kick the to fucking ass to get them moving. Boo fucking hoo. Why don’t you take the money from printing your shitty ‘zine and give it to the fucking homeless asshole.

  5. the PLAZOID Says:

    aahaa haa haa haa haa!!! aha ha ha ha ha ha ha ha ha ha!!!! WHOOOOOOEEEEE!!!! HAAAA HAAAAA HAAAAAA!!!!

  6. the PLAZOID Says:

    ok ok ok ok. I guess I ought to respond here.

    dear “anonynmous,” thank you for taking the time to read (?) the blog or the pub, and to respond. Your ironic sense of humor(??) is brilliant(???). The thought of you standing in line somewhere, after your job and your money and everything has been taken away from you, and after waiting all day you reach the front of the line only to be told that you are “worthless shit” and that you need a “swift kick the to fucking ass [sic]” to get you “moving,” and you realize that nobody’s got your back, and you have to ask a stranger for help, and the stranger says mockingly “Boo fucking hoo,” well, maybe that’s not funny, just sad.

  7. Anonymous Says:

    Oh yeah, your bible shit is all fucked up man, it’s John 10:34 and Psalms 82:6, but yeah, fuck the fucking homeless liars. They need a swift kick in the ass to get them to do something other then take 25-30% of my wages so they can smoke pot and panhandle untaxed all day long.

    You want Human rights, try acting like a fucking Human, not a fucking dog.

  8. the PLAZOID Says:

    to “anonymous”:
    thanks again for your comments, but I am afraid that perhaps you are not ACTUALLY READING the publication/blog posts before making your angry comments.
    First of all, the bible quotes are correct, as your post shows. There was no lie, so WHY DO YOU LIE? The real question is, do you get the message?
    As for your other nonsense, well, gosh. Your perscription: another kick in the ass. Will you be able to take your own medicine?

  9. Anonymous Says:

    Why don’t you stop spewing bullshit? Get a fucking job and give the money your earn to the homeless. Sell your computer, stop wasting TREES and MONEY on your ‘zine and give give give to all the homeless!

  10. the PLAZOID Says:

    my my my what a temper! surely you know everything and have all the answers…if only you could get me to listen to you…

  11. Anonymous Says:

    That’s OK, you have it all figured out, how to suck out all the money you can so you can be lazy and live off the labor of others.

  12. the PLAZOID Says:

    “suck out all the money”? huh? “lazy”? what? please check to make sure you’ve reached the correct blog and try your call again.

  13. Anonymous Says:

    Man yeah that guy needs to have his gig downsized … folks who talk like that scare the crap out of me, but I guess it makes it easy to see how the Nazi thing never really runs out of gas when people don’t understand who their oppressors actually are… man making homeless cats out to be lazy! haha … what a psycho, but it’s amazing those guys exist! I guess it’s guys like that who gave us another four years of this Bush jerkoff. I’ve been trying to figure out who in the hell would be stupid enough to vote for a guy who trashed the economy and took us into war before breakfast, but I guess there you have it. Folks take a look at the guys responsible for the Patriot Act! It’s nuts like this gang, watch out for em … they’ll prolly just as soon kill you and use your skin for a lampshade while quoting scriptures … but it’s never too late to turn around I guess, and as one who has been through economic disasters, I guess I don’t wish it on this poor doofus, but man folks should be smart enough to realize they’re not too smart for plain starters…

  14. Anonymous Says:


    Oh god, skin lampshades! Why would anyone want lampshades with trackmarks in them? But anyway, here you go:

    Among the items were a lampshade (and it really was a lampshade, consisting of panels on a wire frame), two chess sets, and a bar of soap, along with some collections of ashes, bone fragments, and so on. Although some of the bone fragments did appear to be human, most and possibly all of the household objects were not. The chess sets were made of animal but not human bone; the lampshade possibly was deer or goat but not human skin. Tests of the soap were inconclusive. (The alleged practice of rendering human fat into soap is a story unto itself; the common opinion now seems to be that while it may have been made experimentally once, human soap was never produced in quantity.) You never know what will turn up, but without tests, don’t assume that just because a lampshade or other item is claimed to be of human origin, it is.

    But hey, fuck the truth, it’s the Hippie Way!

  15. Anonymous Says:

    Yeah you’re right the NAZIs weren’t that bad.

    kill yourself.

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