Petition for Safe Parking Reform

Please take a look at my petition regarding the safe parking program, Steve Reynalds

Safe Parking Petition

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The original purpose of the “Safe Parking” program was to be a tool to help the homeless transition from street life to more secure surroundings.  Over the past four years New Begininngs has neglected the program’s objective and began catering to those who plan to live permanently in large recreational vehicles.  Many safe parking participants feel they have the right to purchase second vehicles or larger motorhomes.  Some actually bragged about their “waterfront property”. (Cabrillio) Those new to the city are quickly indoctrinated to this mentality.  To restore the true purpose of the program, we (the petitioners) feel it’s the city and county’s responsibility to freeze New Beginnings funding until the following guidelines are met:

1)      Restrict the size of recreational vehicles being used for long term parking to an appropriate size for parking on the streets. (MAX  22’ x 9’ x 11’)  A  moratorium could be granted to those who already own a larger vehicle.  After which they must downsize or find a sponsor who will allow them to park on their property.  Any participants owning a recreation vehicle must find sponsorship and relinquish their safe parking space after a period of four years.

2)      Any participants experiencing drug and alcohol problems must enroll in the appropriate rehabilitation programs.

3)      New guidelines must be established regarding how complaints are filed.  Those guidelines will include written responses and proper record keeping.  These complaints should be reviewed by the appropriate city staff.  All meetings between New Beginnings and law enforcement should also be recorded for any necessary review.

4)      New Beginnings must incorporate into the program a separate lot for those new to the program.  This “indoctrination’ lot should include supervision who could properly mentor participants about the true objective of the program.

5)      New Beginnings must incorporate into the program separate locations for those who are gainfully employed.

6)      The program must ensure the needs of city residents are met before providing opportunity to those new to town.  Any interaction with the media regarding the program must be approved by the appropriate city staff.

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14 Responses to Petition for Safe Parking Reform

  1. Anonymous July 16, 2012 at 10:39 am #

    45 minute parking along the waterfront to eliminate the dillspidated campers

  2. Skip Smith July 16, 2012 at 12:50 pm #

    Your petition would be more effective if you spelled “Cabrillo” correctly.

    • el_smurfo July 16, 2012 at 1:28 pm #

      Maybe he should petition to be put on the tourism board. “Cabrillio, It’s the real Dealio, Yo!”

  3. Bad start July 16, 2012 at 1:43 pm #

    From the start New Beginnings breached virtually even contract clause they had signed with the city. The police were told to stay away, and city council had no spine to confront the reckless abuses of this program.

    New Beginnings touted their invitation to RVs in a nationwide PBS program and the out-of-towners came here in droves to set up camping in both city lots and the county parking lot behind the Admin building. All weekend long day and night, in total violation of the contract terms. Generators running, laundry hung out, dogs cooped up inside, trailers full of junk behind the RV’s taking up multiple parking spots and general unsavoriness.

    County brought the abuses under control and it appeared they terminated their contract with New Beginnings. Additionally, New Beginnings quickly ran out of volunteer donations and got the city itself to fund their operations.

    There is no better poster child for Homeless Inc than New Beginnings.

  4. Safe Parker July 16, 2012 at 3:49 pm #

    If Steve Reynalds,aka “Boycott boy” had followed the rules when he was in the Safe Parking program,then there would be no petition because he`d have no reason to complain…but that was`nt the case. He was as disruptive & violent as he could be. His treatment of women who found themselves within the program,ie: sexual harrassment,intimidation & plain rudeness is well known amongst the program participants as well as New Begin. staff. His behavoir in & out of the program is also evident by the many police interactions he has so well documented & has kept us informed of..up to his recent arrest. Mr. Reynalds entire “complaint” is a result of his own actions. The mood on the street is not surprising…Nobody likes him or wants to have anything to do with him [except SB view I guess]…& due to his documented mental-illness, he will now do everything in his power to find company [as misery] through child-like tantrums via “petition”,which I should add…there is no “We” within`s only him, & maybe one or two imaginary friends as is clear by the answering of his own post above.

  5. Boycott Boy July 16, 2012 at 8:11 pm #

    I always say it takes one to know one safe parker… and I do regret the single him out mentality cuts pretty deep, but I’m still keeping it a pimp do.

    Thank you View. Believe me
    It’s much appreciated

  6. Anonymous July 16, 2012 at 8:17 pm #

    Rolling Stone of all mags has a different spin

  7. el_smurfo July 16, 2012 at 8:21 pm #

    people of those people weren’t even from Santa Barbara.

  8. sharon July 16, 2012 at 9:32 pm #

    Seems reasonable.

  9. Right note July 16, 2012 at 10:48 pm #

    By all counts the middle class is made up of 90% of all Americans- with the very wealthy and the very poor sharing the remaining 10%.

    “Decline of the Middle Class” is the latest buzz word for what is more the rapid decline of public employee salary and benefits, due to the taxpayer revolts and municipal bankruptcies only. This is just one more Occupy, 99%, 1%, hate the banksters, hate corporations theme you hear from the very same people.

    When 90% of people are in the Middle Class, any “decline” is just one more bogus union employee attempt to protect government union employees: teachers, police, fire, nurses are the biggest union workers and those are the ones seeing their plush salaries and benefits finally going down.

    And thus is they who are organized enough to howl about the “decline of the middle class”.
    Don’t believe this latest union attempt to steal the agenda for their own benefit. The Middle Class is going no where. And now government workers are feeling the same pinches as the rest of the Middle Class. Except they feel they are entitled not to. Don’t listen to them.

  10. Boycott Boy July 17, 2012 at 10:17 am #

    If I were a public employee,( :) Right note) I would answer that with “Why can’t you listen to me when I tell you there is no agenda to protect the government employee”….or maybe simply ” It’s all some corporations fault,”

  11. Ex Mayor July 20, 2012 at 2:58 pm #

    Sharon Byrne & Steven “Boycott boy” Reynalds……interesting bed-fellows.

    • el_smurfo July 20, 2012 at 3:54 pm #

      Unlike politics, in the real world, people with divergent views must come together and compromise to fix the problems caused by “Ex Mayors” and other assorted progressive troublemakers.

  12. John Mason December 10, 2012 at 2:54 pm #

    This sounds like the Gestapo. This dude wants to turn this good program into a prison being watched constantly. Maybe even he can get to be the one policing them in this program. Maybe then he can really have some power. Who is this guy and where does he come from. Can’t even spell correctly. Don’t s sign this junk.