In time for Halloween, here is a Tale of a real Witch Hunt that took place in the Emerald Valley. Enjoy!
Ex-Slug Queen, Emily Semple is running for the Eugene City Council in Ward One – which is the downtown! I knew the Gwendolites were going to run someone for office, when Gwendolyn Maeve Iris bragged about how many people’s posts she had deleted because they were negative. Then, people were being banned with her Harry Potter wand. When I said something negative to a Gwendolite, I was out of there! Poof!
This is the core of OCCUPY and SLEEPS. Emily, also known as ‘Brave Beatrice’ is a member of The Nightingale Collective, along with Alley Valkyrie and her lover, John Monroe. Is that Emily’s bodyguard – Lurch? Is Emily and Lurch concerned about being molested by a crazed Zombie panhandler – for the Arts? Is it time to revive ‘The Rocky Horror Picture Show’. That’s City Councilors, Betty Taylor, and George Brown, bookending Alley Valkyrie’s compatriot in the Nightingale Public Advocacy Coalition! Am I dreaming? Is this ‘The Invasion of the Body Snatchers’?
“Into the burning holly cauldron you all go!”
Philosophy Major? This explains why Monroe practiced Psyhcobabble on me after his lover captured me in her Wiccan Pillory. These are my favorite lines, the luring of the monster north – away from Pretty Belle! I will ask the director to hire that Big Boy to be the dude they want me to be.
Ashley Hewes: Mary people like this hurt people who turn the other cheek. That is all I have to say (she lied) I will not stand idly by when there is something I can do to quell his obsessing. I would be willing to become the object of his obsession if I felt it would work. But that would be detrimental to his health.
What Ashley is suggesting, is, only my death will quell my lust for Belle. Alley wants some of this hot action!
Alley Valkyrie: I’d rather he focus on me than Belle, that I’ll absolutely say. I have 100 miles of distance from this fucker.
“Let’s go hide behind the chainsaws!”
I did not go to the City Council meeting that started 90 minutes ago. My new position is to let the Ghoul Times roll, and write a Trilogy. My first book is titled ‘Satan’s Slug Queen’. I tried it on the State Trooper who called for a donation – and he loved it! I pledged $15 dollars – and they are on my side!
What gets me, these women raid banks, raid the mayor’s office, trespass all over the place so they can get on the news, win a Slug Queen crown, then run for a city council seat, and, if you write something bad about them, you’re a Serial Killer rape-artist! Now, they have evolved, or devolved to their old ways.
Emily was arrested, and released, and she was with Belle Burch and her lover, Ambrose Holtham-Keathley, when they got arrested in the City Managers office. The only reason our ugly ex-slug queen was not taken to jail, was the police said they could only arrest twelve. THE TWELVE! This is right out of a fairytale! You can hear me mention Sleeping Beauty to Belle in the first video. I wished I had kept in running.
This is huge! In the video I took in Ken Kesey Square on April 4, 2014 – they are all there, including Emily Semple – who looks right at me. So does Jean Stacey who seems to be running the whole show. Why didn’t they approach me, just to see who this interesting and handsome old guy is? This is supposed to be an impromptu art gathering of normal citizens, but it’s a rogue’s gallery of wanna-be criminals. – who understand Belle is working me, working the crowd! She’s their Beautiful Poster Waif. You can see her link arms with her lover-boy, Ambrose, and with some other young dude, just before she was arrested! When Alley saw my video, then looked at my blog – she flipped! Belle had destroy all of Jean Stacey’s work, and the work of the Nightingale Collective.
What they saw was THE NEXT MAYOR who comes from a very famous family of artists – who are kin to Elizabeth Rosemond Taylor – and the Getty family. When you read their mission statement, their main goal is to take away the art and culture of the rich – and give it to the homeless and the poor! Why do I suspect Jean Stacey’s sister was a very talented, even beautiful artist? Jean looks like a frog.
The Collective could care less about the homeless. They are after power! Now, they want to be the political force downtown. Was Belle being groomed for public office?
What a story! Beauty and the Beast! She once was a beauty queen. Then………she met a Fairy, her Dark Tinkerbelle.
I just found the Maypole these Wiccans dance around. It is a Pagan Tress – with clenched fist! BINGO! This is why these Pagans broke away from OCCUPY and founded SLEEPS who will come to sleep under this Tree of Hope one day! This is why Belle did not ask me to be one with them at the Wandering Goat – after seeing we were on the same path! Well, not quite! These Wiccans read my Biblical stuff, an not understanding any of item were dismayed. They concluded their job was to separate my Pagan stuff from my Biblical stuff – for the sake of the Pagan Word Economy that was just planted in the ground. Emily Semple is their Jeanette Appleseed who may become the Pagan Council-Fairy of the whole goddamn downtown!
Here is Storm Faerywolf, a confessed Warlock and Witch who conspiring with Alley Valkyrie to bring me down. He is the Master of the Blue Rose and posts with Alley on The Hunt. That is Ambrose and Emily holding a serpent banner. John Monroe hexed me.
Storm Faerywolf F(a)eri(e) or non?
Alley Valkyrie Local creeper. Delusional narcissist. Not Feri, but reminds me of a few of them. I sent him a PM firmly telling him to leave a friend of mine alone, and my “threat” will be the subject of his blog tomorrow. He has no idea who he is fucking with.
Storm Faerywolf Give him hell, Alley!
This is the greatest radical film ever made! There’s a love story here. I walked into a coven of Witches and Warlocks at Kesey Square. Here is Gwendolyn having a Witching good time, at the expense of the Kesey family. John McCahill is wearing the death hood. How did Alley know I was not Feri? She read my blog and found Christian stuff in it.
Here’s Gwendolyn saying the rock in window was contrived.
“Meanwhile social media is buzzing: Many proponents of Kesey Square have wondered if the vandalism was contrived by someone who wants to see the square developed. “I really think it is someone who has a grudge against the movement to save the square,” says Gwendolyn Iris, a Save Kesey Square activist. “Based on the words and spelling, it just reads like mockery.”
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Well, I just picked a fight with quite the unstable psychopath. May not have been the most sensible thing to do, but it should definitely get interesting…
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Alley Valkyrie Local creeper. Delusional narcissist. Not Feri, but reminds me of a few of them. I sent him a PM firmly telling him to leave a friend of mine alone, and my “threat” will be the subject of his blog tomorrow. He has no idea who he is fucking with.
Randy Cain I’m glad the mafia sent him treats.
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Mary Broadhurst yeah well…I’m a bit concerned about labels being applied to this guy. obviously he has issues. but will calling him a psychopath push him over the edge. did anyone consult with Belle before coming to her rescue? perhaps she had a plan as to how to deal with this…
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Alley Valkyrie Yes, I talked to Belle.
Glenn Combs: I’m thinkin’ concrete shoes. We got a river with deep spots… Hypothetically speaking, of course.
Storm Faerywolf is professional warlock, author, and co-owner of The Mystic Dream in Walnut Creek, California. An initiate of the F(a)eri(e) tradition, he has over thirty years of experience practicing witchcraft and has been teaching both privately and publicly across the U.S. and around the world for more than twenty. He holds the Black Wand of the Master and is the founder of BlueRose, his own school and lineage within Faery, offering classes both in-person and online. He is the author of The Stars Within the Earth, and the forthcoming Betwixt and Between: Exploring the Faery Tradition of Witchcraft, due 2017 from Llewellyn Worldwide. For more information about his classes, books, CD’s or art visit his website at
Last year I interviewed Feri initiate, activist, and Wild Hunt columnist, Alley Valkyrie after she was arrested protesting for the rights of the homeless in Eugene, Oregon. Now, the verdict is in, and Alley Valkyrie has been vindicated. Quote: “Lane County violated the constitutional rights of a local activist last year when it had her cited for trespassing following her refusal to leave a public plaza after officials closed it, a Eugene Municipal Court judge has ruled. In her decision, Judge Karen Stenard said the county’s reason for ejecting protesters and shutting the Wayne Morse Free Speech Plaza — that the area had to be cleaned because human feces were smelled in the area — was too broad and did not pass the rigorous test required for government actions that restrict constitutional freedoms. As a result, Stenard dismissed the charge of second-degree trespassing filed against protester Alley Valkyrie.” – See more at: http://wildhunt.org/tag/grey-school-of-wizardry#sthash.I6X9TL5y.dpuf
Since the second SLEEPS movement was kicked out of the Free Speech Plaza on September 3rd, the Federal Plaza located at 7th and Pearl has become a key strategic site. This site is secure for SLEEPS in part because local protestors have been challenging free speech constraints on that site for over a year now. On May Day, 2012, an Occupy camp was setup there. This was the last Occupy site proper in Eugene. The plaza was held for a number of months before being closed down, and local protestor ‘Brave Beatrice’ took a federal citation in order to take the closure to court. Her case was thrown out. After protestors assembled a second time, Federal agencies again shut down the site. This time not only Beatrice but another local protestor Terry were cited. Again the court threw out the case. Due in part to these precedents, Deparment of Homeland Security staff have been compliant with allowing the protestors to remain there.
Alley Valkyrie is an artist, small business owner, and tireless supporter of the unhoused. She currently lives in Portland and sells her handcrafted clothes and prayer flags at the Saturday Market. Since the Occupy Movement in 2011, she has worked “full-time without pay as an informal liaison between homeless campers and police” (Eugene Weekly) . She founded the Nightingale Public Advocacy Coalition with her partner, John Monroe.
John Monroe–Vice President
Activist and musician John Monroe studied philosophy at the University of Montana and has recently attended graduate school in Europe. He was an early member of the Occupy Movement, SLEEPS (Safe, Legally Entitled Emergency Places to Sleep), and the Kesey Square Revival and founded Nightingale Public Advocacy Coalition with his partner, Alley Valkyrie.
Louise Prevost moved to Eugene, OR, as a child in 1963 and attended schools here up to and including the University of Oregon, where she earned a BFA Degree. In the last five years she has been homeless or underhoused for various periods, and spent time staying at the Mission, couch surfing , and earning a roof over her head via pet- and/or house-sitting and as a live-in personal home-care aid. Her experiences have instilled in her a sense of urgent need to see that the rights and basic necessities of the most vulnerable people of our community are met through community action.
Vickie Nelson is a retired librarian who has been a social activist since the 1970s when she was a founding member of Growers Market and of the alternative newspaper the Willamette Valley Observer . As a writer and editor she gravitates toward communication tasks in most of the groups she belongs to. She is currently an editor of The Eugene Occupier and a member of the board of directors of SPOT (Stop Pet Overpopulatt0n Now), a group that helps low-income people spay and neuter their dogs. She has been advocating for the unhoused for the last few years.
John McCahill joined the Occupy Movement in Eugene almost as soon as he heard about it. He organized the kitchen and kitchen volunteers , solicited donations of funds and food, and took on the massive task of providing several hundred meals a day and keeping activists and unhoused people fed. He is also a regular volunteer at the Egan Warming Centers.
Emily Semple is a political activist, and a member of SLEEPS, who has been put herself on the line for Constitutional Rights to free speech and assembly many times. A self-employed graphic designer at Semple Design with an AAS from Lane Community College, she brings a dramatic flair to all her activities, serves as a Eugene Slug Queen, and works as a pastry chef at Ambrosia, a Eugene restaurant.
Mary Broadhurst has been involved in community organizing, first in the late 70s and early 80s as a VISTA volunteer with the Jobs and Justice Project and an organizer in the anti-nuclear movement. More recently she has been involved with Occupy Eugene, SLEEPS, and the Whoville Coalition. She is an Egan Warming Center volunteer. Mary is a graduate of the University of Oregon School of Law and a practicing attorney . For over 20 years she has represented students with disabilities, ensuring that they receive the educations to which they are entitled under federal law. A highlight of her career was as co- counsel before the United States Supreme Court. She has mediation experience and extensive experience facilitating meetings with school district administrators and staff. In 2012 she completed a three day training in Dynamic Facilitation: Conflict, Creativity , and Community. She also has been trained through the intermediate level in Nonviolent Communication.
UPDATE: As of April 5, 2013, Kesey Square Revival will no longer be taking place. Please read this post for the story and explanation behind this decision.
A vibrant commons is essential to a healthy city center, and Eugene lacks a functional and frequented public space. Despite the fact that Kesey Square is publicly owned and centrally located in downtown Eugene, it is a neglected and underutilized plaza. Originally furnished with balconies and then benches, all seating was removed by city staff a few years ago in order to discourage street youth and the general unhoused population from congregating in the square. Those populations have not left and are still the subject of constant complaints, and what remains is an empty plaza with nowhere to sit.
Kesey Square Revival was birthed from a vision of what a common space in downtown Eugene could look like, combined with a need for integrating those involved in activism and social service with those who are underserved and seek assistance and advocacy. After the Occupy Eugene camp closed in December of 2011, Eugene’s unhoused population experienced increased harassment by police and enforcement of “quality-of-life” crimes in the downtown area, as well as increased use of the DPSZ ordinance.
The need to both create community in public space and stand in solidarity with our unhoused neighbors came to fruition in February of 2012, when approximately fifty people spontaneously appeared in Kesey Square on a Friday afternoon, bringing with them tables, chairs, board games, free food, music, street theater, and chalk art. We created our vision of what downtown Eugene could look like, and the response was overwhelmingly positive. A friend of ours created a short video which documented the first Kesey Square Revival that can be seen here:
More video footage of the Kesey Square Revival can be found by searching for “kesey square revival” on YouTube.
Our actions and objectives are rooted in the principle that everyone has a right to exist in public space regardless of socioeconomic status, and that the basic civil rights of individuals in public space outweigh the economic interests of businesses and government.
We believe that all members of our community have inherent value regardless of their economic contributions or financial worth. Everyone has a right to congregate in public, to participate in civic affairs, and to have access to local community and culture without being targeted for harassment, and everyone has a right to engage in life-sustaining activities in public space if they have no other option.
We are based in Eugene, Oregon, a community where these principles and basic human rights are not upheld and respected, despite our city’s claim to be a “Human Rights City”. Local responses to the “homeless problem” are almost exclusively focused on criminalization, and years worth of anecdotal evidence points to a widespread practice of harassment and profiling on the part of both law enforcement and private security.
We stand as a voice of conscience, and we unite as a collective force in order to influence and combat the practices, attitudes, beliefs, and power dynamics within our community that have resulted in widespread policies and procedures that unfairly target the unhoused and are unnecessarily punitive in nature.
We utilize public space and initiate public discourse in order to secure everyone’s right to do so, and we hope to serve as a example of how individuals can fight for social justice and create a culture of resistance on a local level through individual advocacy, creative messaging, civic engagement, community empowerment, strategic cooperation, and nonviolent civil disobedience.
We hope that our work inspires you to highlight economic injustices and work towards meaningful change in your community, no matter where you may live.
-The Nightingale Collective
Eugene Donor Commits $400,000 For New Shelter Site
As Eugene city leaders floundered last week in relocating the former residents of the Whoville homeless camp, an anonymous benefactor took up the issue, offering a $400,000 donation to establish a sanctuary on private property.
The pledge came as a direct response to, among general grievances, the unyielding position of City Manager Jon Ruiz and others willing to leave the destitute in limbo. “I wanted to step up,” the donor tells EW, “because I saw the city making an attempt to push these people out. They’re citizens, not strangers.”
A Eugene native with capital to spare from the success of a local family business, the donor says the wealth was a matter of pure chance, adding that a privileged position in society obligates one to prevent a human rights catastrophe when no one else will.
For the donation to be seen through, the money has to be channeled properly through the fiscal sponsorship of a nonprofit organization. This would be accomplished through an existing entity with 501(c)(3) status, such as Opportunity Village Eugene or Community Alliance of Lane County. An alternative could be for SLEEPS (Safe Legally Entitled Emergency Places to Sleep) or the Nightingale Public Advocacy Collective to attain such status — the latter is already pending.
It’s now up to Mary Broadhurst, an attorney and advocate for the unhoused, and others representing the advocacy group Homeless Health Sanctuary, to coordinate sponsorship and fulfill the multiple stipulations attached to this unforeseen act of philanthropy.
“We’re looking to buy private property — a single site for something that goes beyond a 30-person rest stop,” Broadhurst says. “Initially, it would be tents on platforms, but it would transition into micro-housing.”
Semi-permanent occupants would be expected to share the space with those seeking single use overnight stays. The site would also include a health stop, where twice a week residents and passers-through could be evaluated, presumably by Occupy Medical or like volunteers. An information station would be developed to point the weary toward free meals and other community resources. The donor put a specific focus on the site needing to be self-sustaining beyond land purchase and startup costs.
The donor remains anonymous to keep the focus on the issue not the donor, and to avoid criticism from a business community where some might shame the donation: “Developers don’t want the parents of university students to see all these homeless people. It decreases the property value. They have a lot to gain from sweeping them under the rug.”
“Brave Beatrice” was the first to go down in Lane County’s current battle over free speech. “If we can’t protest in the land of the free and the brave then how can other countries protest?” Beatrice, aka Florence Emily Semple, asks. “I think we take our First Amendment and all our amendment rights for granted. They are so entrenched in our culture that in our complacency we don’t realize what our life would be like if they were not only taken away but curtailed.”
Semple, Alley Valkyrie, Terry Purvis and some 20 other activists — some associated with Occupy Eugene (OE), some with SLEEPS (Safe Legally Entitled Emergency Places to Sleep) and still others simply interested in their constitutional rights — have been arrested over the last few months in the battle for free speech without a curfew both in the Wayne Morse Free Speech Plaza and in the Eugene Federal Building plaza.
They are taking their cases to court. The plazas are “traditional public forums,” Civil Liberties Defense Center attorney Lauren Regan says, and that means, according to Supreme Court rulings, the right of the government to limit expressive activity, such as protests, is sharply restricted.
Purvis, a wildland firefighter and medic, points out the free speech and right-to-protest issue goes further than the ban on camping as protest in the plazas. “If they take away my First Amendment rights, then they can take away my Second Amendment rights and those guys in big trucks shouting ‘get a job’ in a couple months will be out here protesting, too.”
“We can’t let fear hinder us from doing what’s right,” he says. Standing at a SLEEPS pop-up protest camp at the city-owned Trude Kaufman Senior Center on a freezing January day, he gestures at Conrad Barney, a young homeless man on a hunger strike, and at other homeless people sitting at the camp, some holding signs. “I was that guy two years ago, driving by saying ‘get a job.’ Then I met them.”
Purvis, like Semple, came to be arrested for his free speech protest through his involvement with Occupy Eugene. Purvis works with Occupy Medical and is hoping to set up a 24-hour medical response team. Semple, an “old” Eugene SLUG Queen (Queen Marigold Gastropodia the Magnificent) designed and made the red flannel bandanas stenciled with the word OCCUPY seen in Eugene’s OE camps and across the country.
Early in May 2012, Occupy Eugene began to use the plaza of the old Eugene Federal Building as a protest site. The plaza, centrally located and near other public buildings downtown, is a familiar site for protests and sign waving by anyone from anti-abortion protesters to anti-drone activists. Regan points out that the federal General Services Administration (GSA)’s own website discusses that the historical usage of the site for protest dates back to the Vietnam War, and she writes in legal documents in OE v. GSA that “the U.S. Attorneys Office has stipulated that the plaza is a traditional public forum for purposes of constitutional analysis.”
Regan says that historically, the federal government had always intended the plaza to be a public, free speech venue without limiting speech to particular subjects or time periods, and without requiring permits, except in rare instances.
Occupy in Eugene has been associated, almost since it began, with the plight of the homeless in Lane County, so it was no surprise when OE set up an Occupation in the federal plaza in May. When they did, Regan says that Officer Thomas Keedy of Federal Protective Services (FPS) and told them they could not sleep there and set up a protest tent, but that they could protest. Keedy asked if someone would be a point of contact and fill out a permit. Purvis agreed to do so and the group was given a 60-day permit to be at the federal plaza.
At the end of June, when the group filed to extend and renew their permit, OE was informed that due to “problems with other Occupy movements,” not OE itself, and because “GSA has an interest in preserving the plaza for use by the general public, maintaining an aesthetically pleasing area and keeping the public safe,” 24-hour assemblies would not be allowed. The agency told the group that they could protest from 8 am to 5 pm. The GSA agreed to extend the hours to 7 am until 10 pm after OE pointed out that ending protests at the plaza at 5 pm prevents those with day jobs from exercising their free speech rights.
OE instead chose to apply for a second permit under the same 24-hour conditions of the first permit and told the GSA that Occupy would remain without a permit if the agency was going to force them to accept “unconstitutional conditions” in terms of the times they would be allowed to assemble and protest.
The new permit was denied and OE members were informed on July 10 they had 24 hours to leave the plaza or law enforcement would be called in. Occupy stayed, and when FPS came to arrest, Semple stayed behind, sitting in a lawn chair, holding a sign and challenging what she saw was a violation of her right to free speech.
“I thought about what this arrest was about; it wasn’t about robbing someone or something bad,” Semple says. “We are modeling for other countries, and if we can all get to where we are talking, communication is going to get to world peace.”
She adds, “By standing up at the federal building I’m standing up for world peace.”
The criminal case against her was later dismissed. Regan says she thinks this is because an earlier hearing on the case “did not go well” for the prosecutors.
A lot of the basis for this case has been ruled on time and time again, Regan says. “I guess the feds thought that Occupy wouldn’t challenge it, or didn’t have the means to address this blatant unconstitutionality.”
In December protesters went back to the plaza, thinking the issue was resolved. But without a written ruling it was left unclear when protest in that public forum was allowed.
Hoping to set a legal precedent for Eugene and across the country, Semple and Purvis filed a complaint in U.S. District Court that said their First Amendment right to free speech and assembly was being violated as well as their Fifth Amendment right because the change in GSA policies for protest times was a federal response to the Occupy movement and only enforced on alleged members of OE.
The GSA says it is unable to comment for this story due to pending litigation.
“The Occupy political movement, based on speech and protest actions, is being treated differently,” Regan says. Using tents for protest has been ruled constitutional, she says, and “There is no compelling reason that government curtails First Amendment rights after 11 pm.”
On Dec. 29 Semple and Purvis were arrested protesting in the federal plaza. The criminal charges against them mean that in the same federal courthouse two different judges will be ruling on the civil case Semple and Purvis filed, as well as the criminal case for their recent arrests.
These cases are the “heart and soul” of constitutional law, Regan says.
Councilor Pryor convened the January 27, 2014, City Council meeting, noting that Mayor Piercy was in Washington DC with the United Front group.
|1. Gwendolyn Iris, urged Council to allow Whoville to remain open.2. Aaron Taylor, reported that his church relies on fireworks sales to do charitable work.
3. Wayne Martin, said he has a plan for council to consider prior to any action on Whoville.
4. Duncan Rhodes, expressed bicycle safety concerns related to parked cars on 5th Avenue.
5. Mary Ellickson, expressed safety concerns about fireworks, noting the dangers
6. Fredric Bliss, expressed concerns about fireworks, noting they’re dangerous and noisy.
7. Randi Zimmer, read a letter from the Chavez family about the dangers of fireworks.
8. Jean Stacey, requested that council make changes to Whoville so it can be legal and work.
9. Dan Bryant, supported Whoville and reported that Opportunity Village is working well.
10. Art Bowman, supported Whoville and asked the council to find a way to keep it open.
11. Sue Sierralupé, expressed concerns about the impacts of cold weather on the homeless.
12. Plaedo, supported Whoville and asked Mayor and Council to keep it open.
13. Jeremy Spafford, expressed concerns about homelessness and the current economy.
14. Jerry Smith, supported the homeless and more places for people to sleep.
15. Frank Bertrand, expressed concerns about safety and asked to ban consumer fireworks.
16. Barb Prentice, supported efforts to help the homeless and asked to allow Whoville.
17. Steven Hiatt, supported keeping Whoville open and working toward better shelters.
18. Michael Adams, urged the council to keep Whoville open until other shelter is available.
19. Denise Hinz, asked the council to purchase and preserve the Amazon Headwataers land.
20. Keegan Keppner, supported Whoville and asked the council to focus on ‘equality’.
21. Alley Valkyrie, asked the council to keep Whoville open.
22. Michael Carrigan, thanked council for its work on homelessness and supported Whoville.
23. Ann Kelvin, supported Whoville and asked the council not to close it.
24. Jack Dresser, supported Whoville and asked the council not to close it.
25. Mary Broadhurst, supported homeless efforts and asked council to keep Whoville open.
26. David Strahan, supported Whoville and asked the council to keep it open.
27. Lisa Warnes, asked the City to purchase and preserve the Amazon Headwaters land.
28. Andrew Heben, asked the council to keep Whoville open until another option is available.
29. Emily Semple, asked the council to keep Whoville open and to help the homeless.
30. Jennifer Frenzer-Knowlton, supported homeless work and asked to keep Whoville open.
31. Jana Thrift, read a letter from the Human Rights Commission regarding homelessness.
32. Ian McTeague, supported Whoville and asked to keep it open until another option is found.
33. Al Johnson, urged the City to purchase the Amazon Headwaters land.
34. Belle Burch, supported the homeless and asked the council to keep Whoville open.
35. Ambrose Holtham-Keathley, supported Whoville and asked the council to keep it open.
36. Marina Hajek, supported option #3 for the South Willamette Street redesign project.
37. John Monroe, supported Whoville and asked the council to keep it open.
38. Joella Ewing, supported the homeless and asked the council to keep Whoville open.
39. Heather Sielicki, asked the council to purchase and protect the Amazon Headwaters land.
40. Joseph Newton, supported the homeless and asked the council to keep Whoville open.
41. Elaine Zablocki, asked the council to purchase and protect the Amazon Headwaters land.
42. Paul Simon, asked the council not to close Whoville until other options are available.
43. Emily Fox, encouraged the council to purchase and protect the Beverly property.
44. Majeska Seese-Green, supported Whoville and the purchase of the Beverly land.
45. Garen Wales, asked to keep Whoville open noting that homeless people need help.
46. David Nelkin, supported the four- lane option for the South Willamette Street redesign.
47. Michael Gannon, related his experience as a homeless man on Christmas Day.
48. Tom Halferty, supported efforts to help the homeless and to save Civic Stadium.
49. Mariah Leung, asked the council to keep Whoville open and help the homeless.