The first General Assembly of Occupy Santa Cruz met on the evening of October 4th at Laurel Park. Over 200 people were in attendance, and 300 watched a live video stream of the meeting. All were invited to comment and propose further action, as facilitated by several volunteers.
This was a rousing meeting, and I won’t attempt a full recap. In the end it was decided by consensus to reconvene at San Lorenzo Park at 10am on October 6 for an occupation of the park and the adjoining courthouse. Several working groups were voluntarily established to handle various aspects of organizing the occupation. A second general assembly will be held at 6pm at the park, where further goals and actions will be discussed.
First General Assembly of Occupy Santa Cruz, Photo by Brad Kava