I just posted this message on the facebook of Stephanie Mouton-Peter.
Stephanie: I am very impressed by your efforts to house the Bohemian Boat People. However, they are in danger due to the heatwaves. I suggest they be moved to the Buck Institute, where they can be moved inside to airconditioned halls in another emergency. The Buck was set up by Beryl Buck to help the poor of Marin County. When I saw the video of boats being crushed, I was reminded of the movie ‘The Horses Mouth’ that is based upon my kin, the artist Augustus John, who was a close friend of my kin, Liz Taylor. If something is not done soon, then I will appeal to the Czech Republic, where many castles are vacant, and can be temporary homes of Bohemian Refugees. Ben Toney and Augustus John | Rosamond Press
Branches of the Protestant Church are refusing to face reality. Christine leaders do not believe Trump lost the presidency, and, the coronvirus – is real. Why isn’t the Pope speaking up?
Southern Marin leaders and state Sen. Mike McGuire are exploring options for acquiring property to permanently house homeless people.
“We are looking for a building that will accommodate this,” said Marin Supervisor Stephanie Moulton-Peters, whose district covers the southern part of the county.
Moulton-Peters said the work is preliminary and no potential sites have been identified.
“There are many questions yet to be answered regarding feasibility, funding and availability of support services,” she said.Top ArticlesThe initiative comes as Sausalito officials grapple with a homeless encampment behind Dunphy Park. U.S. District Court Judge Edward Chen recently granted a preliminary injunction barring Sausalito from enforcing a daytime camping ban or clearing the camp as long as the threat of coronavirus transmission exists.
“I am excited to hear we’re talking about some real housing,” said Robbie Powelson, an activist who said he has been among the more than 20 people sleeping at the encampment. Powelson said the camp’s inhabitants should be consulted before any changes are implemented.
Some living in the encampment used to live on boats anchored in Richardson Bay. The Richardson’s Bay Regional Agency, charged with enforcing laws on the inlet, has recently ramped up enforcement as it faces increased pressure from the San Francisco Bay Conservation and Development Commission to seize and destroy boats and marine debris left in the bay.
“I’m grateful to Supervisor Moulton-Peters for her leadership on this critical issue,” said McGuire, D-Healdsburg. “For the past two years we’ve been working with the Richardson’s Bay Regional Authority, the county of Marin and the city of Sausalito on developing a longer-term plan on permanent supportive housing for those who are living on Richardson Bay on unseaworthy vessels.”
Moulton-Peters and McGuire are also considering a campaign that would encourage Southern Marin homeowners to rent granny units to homeless people using Section 8 housing vouchers. An online meeting is scheduled for 5:30 p.m. on Wednesday to discuss the idea. Information is at bit.ly/3lwRBnd.https://00602391790e6ca9d385851b2c12d846.safeframe.googlesyndication.com/safeframe/1-0-38/html/container.html
On Tuesday, Marin supervisors approved spending $1.4 million to lease rooms at the Motel 6 in San Rafael to temporarily house up to 40 homeless people who are at high risk for serious complications if infected with COVID-19. The initiative is part of a state program, Project Roomkey, that aims to provide isolated shelter beds for the homeless during the pandemic.
“Participants will be provided a hotel room to use as a temporary shelter,” said Ken Shapiro, chief operating officer for Marin County’s Health and Human Services Department. “Along with the motel room we will provide meals and wrap-around services.”
Supervisors also agreed to pay Catholic Charities $388,165 to manage the shelters. Shapiro said the cost of leasing the hotel rooms will be covered by the federal government.
“Soon after Biden took office, the White House put out a letter indicating it would be 100% FEMA reimbursable,” Shapiro said, referring to the Federal Emergency Management Agency.
Shapiro said the money to pay Catholic Charities might have to come from a grant the county received as part of the Coronavirus Aid, Relief, and Economic Security Act.
Moulton-Peters and Southern Marin cities and towns are considering using a related state program known as Project Homekey.
While Project Roomkey requires participants to be at heightened risk should they contract COVID-19, Project Homekey does not. Roomkey provides temporary housing, whereas Project Homekey is intended to lead to permanent housing.
Shapiro said the state has indicated it plans to issue another $750 million in Homekey grants to California counties and cities. Unlike the funding for Project Roomkey, the grants are awarded competitively. The state has not yet opened up the application process.
“We expect this $750 million to be approved in the state budget,” McGuire said. “Requests for proposals from cities and counties should be coming in the next few months.”
In November, Marin supervisors used Project Homekey funding to help underwrite the purchase of two buildings for homeless housing: a hotel at 1591 Casa Buena Drive in Corte Madera and an office building at 3301 Kerner Blvd. in San Rafael. About $8.6 million of the $11.3 million needed to make the purchases came from the state.
People housed at those sites receive supportive services from Catholic Charities and Homeward Bound, a Marin-based nonprofit serving the homeless, that come at an additional cost. The Corte Madera housing has ongoing operational costs of over $576,000 a year, while the San Rafael building’s ongoing operations amount to about $1.3 million annually.
The Corte Madera project drew some vocal opponents, but there have been no reported problems and some who initially opposed the initiative have embraced it.
Supervisors dropped a proposal to also use Homekey funds to buy a 70-room hotel in Novato. The decision came less than two hours before the Novato City Council was set to hold a closed-door meeting to consider suing the county to stop the project.
Robert E. Lee and I are in the family tree of this amazing family that is debating about getting its castles back that Hitler took from them, and then, the Soviet Union. This is an incredible story of a real Lost Kingdom that the Rosamond and Wilson family are a part of. So are the Bentons!
My first history book will be titled ‘Gone To Hartwell’ which could be a euphuism for ‘Gone Nuts’. The reason I love doing genealogies, is because 86% percent of the royals are nuts! Flawed and Crazy People have made 99% percent our history.
Sir John Robert Wilson1425-1492Marriage: 1445Canongate, Midlothian, Scotland
Lady Ada Antoinette Erasmus1430-1489Children (3)
Sir John William Wilson1450-1492
Sir Thomas Wilson1451-1470
Prince Felix of Schwarzenberg (German: Felix Prinz zu Schwarzenberg; 2 October 1800 – 5 April 1852) was a Bohemian nobleman and an Austrian statesman who restored the Habsburg Empire as a European great power following the Revolutions of 1848. He served as Minister-President of the Austrian Empire and Foreign Minister of the Austrian Empirefrom 1848 to 1852.
Karel Schwarzenberg is the Prince of Schwarzenberg, Duke of Krumlov, former first Deputy Prime Minister and Minister of Foreign Affairs of the Czech Republic and honorary Chairman of Top 09 party. Schwarzenberg was also a Member of the Senate of the Czech Parliament and a candidate for the President of the Czech Republic in the 2013 presidential election. He is noted as a pro-European member of the center-right governing coalition.
Schwarzenberg’s family, who once ranked among the oldest and wealthiest aristocrats in Central Europe, had to leave the Czechoslovakia after the Communist coup of 1948. He spent most of his adult life in Austria to plot against communism. He is a great proponent of human rights and has been for his entire life. In 1989, he was awarded, together with Lech Wałesa, the Council of Europe’s Human Rights Award. Lan Anh Vu sat down with Schwarzenberg to learn more about his political life, the challenges he faced and his advice for young people across the world when it comes to pursuing a career in politics.
As told to Lan Anh Vu
My Career in Politics
In my early childhood, I was an observer of politics. In 1948, when the Communists took over, I was ten years old when I had to leave the Czechoslovakia and move to Austria. When I went to the school in Vienna to study law, I engaged in some political activities and became active in promoting human rights. At Munich university where I studied Graz and forestry, I was elected to student government. Due to the early death of my adoptive father, Jindrich Schwarzenberg, I had to cut my studies short and start managing the family properties.
From 1984 to 1991, I became president of the International Helsinki Federation for Human Rights. I pushed for human rights in Europe and was negotiating the question of human rights in the former USSR, Bulgaria, Kosovo and the Czech Republic.
When the Communist regime fell in 1989 , I returned to live in the Czechoslovakia and work for the late President Vaclav Havel. In 1990, I was appointed as the Chancellor of the Office of the President.
Some people told me I should become a senator. I first ran in the senate elections in 2002 and was unsuccessful, and in 2004 I ran again, succeeded and was elected a senator. Three years later, I became the foreign minister of the Czech Republic. Politics has been a constant part of my life ever since childhood.
My whole life I fought for liberty and democracy. I always thought that if you had opportunities ahead, you have responsibilities and should do something for your country.
I claim I am a member of the House of Schwarzenberg. The Wilson, Webb, and Rosamond family constitute the British and American Line. The British-American Alliance spent treasure, and shed blood opposing the tyrants who enslaved the Bohemian Czech people. I implore the artwork belonging to the House of Schwarzenberg, be returned.
House of Schwarzenberg
From Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia
|Arms of the Princes of Schwarzenberg|
|Country||Holy Roman EmpireOld Swiss ConfederacyKingdom of BohemiaDuchy of Styria|
|Founded||917 Seinsheim (parent house)1421 Acquisition of Schwarzenberg|
|Founder||Erkinger VI of Seinsheimaka Erkinger I of Schwarzenberg|
|Current head||HSH Prince Karl of Schwarzenberg|
|Final ruler||Joseph II, 6th Prince of Schwarzenberg|
|Titles||Prince of SchwarzenbergDuke of KrumlovLandgrave of KlettgauCount of Sulz|
|Motto||NIL NISI RECTUM|
(NOTHING BUT THE RIGHT)
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