From:   shaista husain <>
Sent time:   Sunday, October 30, 2011 9:50:27 AM
Subject:   Re: [september17discuss] Winter Prep Operations Group

Thank you, Mathew! I agree it should be clustered from--medic,

comfort, saferspaces, security and coordinate with finance--so money

is allocated.

I second the indoor additional site, we can't depend on a list of

folks for last minute emergency evacuations--that can only go so far.


On Sun, Oct 30, 2011 at 11:44 AM, Matthew Presto

<> wrote:

> To prevent a repeat of yesterday, a specific operations group (to use the

> terminology of the recently passed structure proposal) should be formed with

> the intention of working on winter preparedness. Unless I'm mistaken, this

> group does not exist, and so perhaps it was assumed the some group or

> another would take on this responsibility, which is perhaps why not as much

> was done beforehand as could have been.

> Some things this group could do:


> Obtain winter supplies, working in conjunction with Comfort

> Scout out possible indoor locations for an occupation site, working in

> conjunction with Direct Action. Perhaps also up for discussion is how

> important we consider it to keep Liberty Square. Would an indoor location,

> if feasible, serve as an additional site, or replacement of the current one?

> Coordinate smaller off-site locations for people to sleep for a given night

> (e.g. organizing a list of folks willing to offer up floorspace at their

> apartment)


> Please let me know if what I'm suggesting is redundant to what's already

> going on. It's just that it seems like if these tasks are not designated to

> a specific operations group, it may fall by the wayside. Thoughts?


> Matt