Wednesday, August 09, 2017

To Solve Pandemic Panhandling In St. Augustine, End Unconstitutional Anti-Artist Laws

Here's the letter I sent to St. Augustine Commissioners and staff, along with a citation to Katie Pilgrim Neidig's July 2017 article from St. Mary's Law Journal:

-----Original Message-----
From: Ed Slavin
To: nshaver ; tneville ; rhorvath ; nsikeskline ; lfreeman ; bfox ; jregan ; tburchfield ; ilopez ; dmay ; dbirchim
Cc: brucekevinbates ; tomcushman ; sheplaw
Sent: Wed, Aug 9, 2017 10:47 pm
Subject: Regulating Panhandling and Curing Homelessness

Dear Commissioners and staff:
1. Please schedule a City Commission workshop in October, with public participation, on the CIty response to panhandling and homelessness.
2. Here's an up-to-date July 2017 article from St. Mary's Law Journal
3. The panhandling problem will be solved in part by allowing artists and musicians to return to St. George Street and the Plaza de la Constitucion.  
4. Please end the City's unconstitutional criminalization of street artists and musicians, which gives Our Nation's Oldest City a bad reputation for still being "the most lawless city in America," as it was described by Rev. Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr. in 1964.
Thank you.
With kindest regards, I am,
Sincerely yours,
Ed Slavin

1 comment:

Warren Celli said...

Those with a self anointed elite KKK like belief system downtown that have hijacked our government do not understand civility and respect Ed.

Kudos to you for exposing their contempt for our Civil Rights. But shame on you for presenting them with the demonizing baloneyspeak St. Mary's Law Journal article. It looks like it was written by Len Weeks or Bill Harriss. Did you read the "causes"section II? What despicable trash! Hang your head in shame!

They speak only the ka-ching of the cash register downtown. Boycott their false God, Pig Tourism, and watch their bully xtrevilist behavior come to the fore...