On this page, we will accumulate all the announcements that are not time/date dependent. Please also see:
Unless otherwise noted, we meet daily as follows:
- 4 pm -- Finance Committee Meeting, Downtown Johnny Brown's, Mon. thru Friday
- Each committee should send a representative to this meeting! Budget is currently being defined.
- 5:30 pm -- Committee meetings -- many meet at the "big circle" (the part of the plaza where there's map of San Diego in a big circle) with very few exceptions.
- 7pm -- General Assembly (Civic Center Plaza)
Personal Items Seized by Police at OSD
Anyone who lost property should go immediately to SDPD HQ at 14th and Broadway.
Hours are 12:30 to 3pm. At the front entrance, turn right, go down the steps and follow the blue diamonds to the back door at the property room. Check in with the woman at the counter. There are still many personal belongings there, and you are allowed to look through it to see what is yours. According to the law, they must keep this property for at least three months. See Chapter 2, Article 2, Division 6 - Administrative Code, Police Department, which is quoted at the bottom of this page.
GOOD NEIGHBOR POLICY
To allow for a respectful and safe environment for our Occupy family, Occupy San Diego announces the following Good Neighbor Policy (similar to that adopted by Occupy Wall Street):
- Zero tolerance for drugs or alcohol anywhere in the occupied space in Civic Center Plaza;
- Zero tolerance for threats or acts of physical or sexual violence towards anyone;
- Zero tolerance for abuse of personal or public property.
- OSD will limit drumming on the site to between the hours of 11am and 5pm only.
- OSD encourages all participants to respect health and sanitary regulations, and will direct all participants to respectfully utilize appropriate off-site sanitary facilities.
- OSD will display signage and will try to have safety and/or community relations mediators in Civic Center, in order to ensure awareness of and respect for our guidelines and Good Neighbor Policy.
- OSD will at all times have a community relations mediator on-site (to be appointed each day), to monitor and respond to community concerns and complaints.
Chapter 2, Article 2, Division 6 - Administrative Code, Police Department
SS 22.0603 - Disposal of Unclaimed Property
Any unclaimed property, including unclaimed bicycles, shall be held in the possession of the Police Department of The City of San Diego for a period of at least three (3) months, and may be sold thereafter at a public auction to the highest bidder, under and pursuant to Section 2080.4 of the Civil Code of the State of California. Notice of such sale shall be given by the Chief of Police at least five days before the time fixed.therefore by publication once in a newspaper of general circulation in the County of San Diego. Any unclaimed property remaining unsold thereafter may be retained by the City for public purposes, may be reoffered for sale at subsequent auction, or may be destroyed if further retention is uneconomical. (Amended 10-16-1989 by 0-17359 N.S.)
Section 2080.4 of the CA Civil Code:
2080.4. Notwithstanding the provisions of Section 2080.3 or Section 2080.6, the legislative body of any city, city and county, or county may provide by ordinance for the care, restitution, sale or destruction of unclaimed property in the possession of the police department of such city or city and county or of the sheriff of such county. Any city, city and county, or county adopting such an ordinance shall provide therein (1) that such unclaimed property shall be held by the police department or sheriff for a period of at
least three months, and (2) that thereafter such property will be sold at public auction to the highest bidder, with notice of such sale being given by the chief of police or sheriff at least five days before the time fixed therefor by publication once in a newspaper of general circulation published in the county, or that thereafter such property will be transferred to the local government purchasing and stores agency or other similar agency for sale to the public at public auction. If such property is transferred to a county purchasing agent it may be sold in the manner provided by Article 7
(commencing with Section 25500) of Chapter 5 of Part 2 of Division 2 of Title 3 of the Government Code for the sale of surplus personal property. If property is transferred to the local government purchasing and stores agency or other similar agency pursuant to this section, such property shall not be redeemable by the owner or other person entitled to possession. If the local government purchasing and stores agency or other similar agency determines that any such property transferred to it for sale is needed for a public use, such property may be retained by the agency and need not be sold.
A Story from the Rain Alert
I was emailed the following story from an Occupy supporter on the Email Blast list. When you volunteer, it will enrich your life in ways you do not expect.
I read the Rain Alert and asked Dale if he would be willing to host up to 3 strangers today- yes, he and I both were willing.
After several phone calls to Brian, we finally figured out that we had to go down to the Occupy Camp and pick up some folks or they'd never make it to our house . . . so Dale left . . . Brian told him that "some folks are more committed than others to the cause" so he helped Dale choose 3. Dale tells me that a large, perhaps off-his-meds homeless guy really wanted a shower, but that Brian steered Dale towards 3 young adults, and he brought them home.
I had set the table for 3 and laid out towels in preparation for their arrival. When he pulled up, in the rain, they didn't seem to want to come in . . .they carried their worldly goods with them: a very nice skateboard and a plastic storage container with stuff.
Melinda, Alex and Brian (names changed) were shy, dirty and cold. I yelled from the open door, "Welcome! Come on in!! I'm so glad Dale found you!!"- but they came hesistantly. I asked them to leave all wet things inside the front door and to make themselves comfortable.
Alex was quick to jump in the shower- he was quiet and maybe stoned . . . he is a lovely person with excellent manners- later he wanted to wash dishes and laughed when I suggested we do some drumming (we have lots of drums and percussion instruments) instead of watching a football game on TV. He also nodded at the computer- meaning: "I would like to use your computer." I told him that I'm not comfortable with that so I'd ask Dale. Dale quickly said Alex could use his computer, so I was relieved. Soon, he and Melinda, his "sister," were reading email or playing solitaire, or going to Facebook, or who-knows-what.
Brian wasn't hungry, but he requested Hot cocoa, coffee, a toothbrush and $2, if that wasn't too much trouble. He is also a drummer who enjoyed our assortment of drums- I'd hear the various rhythms from time to time . . . and he loves kitties- which we have a surplus of . . . it was his skateboard, but not just any skateboard: the wheels are original something-or-others and he wouldn't even sell 'em.
Melinda is my sweetheart. She was last to shower and first to eat. I was able to talk with her about the Movement. After thinking about my questions she said, "A lot of people aren't there for the political part, there just there to party and hang out." Dale told me that in the car he asked questions, too, and she was the only one he could engage, but she was very vague- saying that she'd heard about the lawsuit but hadn't talked to any lawyer . . .she said her Blackberry was not returned with her other possessions after SDPD took everything. She asked to recharge her friend's cell phone- since it was a lot like mine. Her friend was arrested last night for hitting a punky guy who showed up and insisted on erecting a tent even though they told him tents weren't allowed.
Earlier today, I put a turkey in the oven, never dreaming we'd have company . . . the turkey came out of the oven after everyone was full on chicken soup, lentils, squash and rice. But Melinda said, "Can I have the neck??? I love turkey neck!" Of course, I couldn't resist giving it to her. She walked back out into the living room to Brian and Alex and said, "Look! I've got the turkey neck!" So endearing.
2 hours passed and I was falling in love with these young strangers . . . Brian playing with the kitty, Alex smiling and doing something on Dale's computer and Melinda bubbling happily. And then we had to go.
I was off to the Middle Aged, Middle American Women's contingent . . . in the rain . . . and I've been sick for 2 weeks. Out of the blue, Melinda asked if we could first swing by her Mom's house (not too far from where we live). "Sure." Next thing we knew both she and Alex were taking all their belongings and saying good-bye. They decided to stay at Mom's (in the rain, who could blame them) and use the dryer for their wet blankets. "We'll be back at the camp tonight!!" Melinda added, "Can I give you a hug?" "Of course," I said as I hugged her warmly. "Take care- and I hope I hear from you soon," I added.
Off we sped with Brian, who may have felt out-numbered; left with newly adopted Mom and Dad. "Where do you want to go,
Brian?" I asked. "How about Grape and Albatross." So he led us to the corner where we dropped him off in the rain- in his nylon gym shorts- skateboarding off into rainy downtown. "I'll call you if I'm distressed," he said.
"Good!" I yelled . . . because I'd given each of them our home number and said, "Call us if you need ANYTHING."
What a day. Then, Dale dropped me off at the Middle-Aged, Middle-Class Women's march . . . my favorite sign was "Wall Street: Don't make me use my MOM voice on you!"
Call for Volunteers from Occupy Wall Street
- As Occupy Wall Street continue to grow, working groups need volunteers to fill the position left open from turn over, as well as get more professional skills and continuity. Organization Working Group is taking on the task of piloting a recruitment process from the NYCGA site by inviting the members to
- The working groups needs all kinds of talents. Organization WG in this pilot process are focusing on the following areas of expertise: Project managers, Administrative assistants, Writers for proposals & social media, Data enterers, IT admin, web/software programmers, Strategic planners, Process trainers,
Facilitators, Fund raisers. Let us deepen and broaden the movement together!
- email us at firstname.lastname@example.org for your availability, time commitment, and relevant skills.
- For those of you who can commit on average 10 hours and above as our Part Time volunteers, and those 20 hours and above as our Full Time volunteers for minimal 4 weeks, please raise your hand by emailing us and we will respond with welcome, orientation, and vetting packages.
- For those of you who can not make such kind of time commitment, we appreciate you getting back to us so we have a sense of what's available to guide us finding technology and recruitment process to leverage that.
- Help us to spread the words and get more people involved as volunteers
- Organization Working Group, NYC General Assembly, Occupy Wall Street (email@example.com)