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It absolutely is too arduous. Cabaret reform is long overdue, and the entire process of special event permitting is daunting to most people.
An astounding amount of wrong headed and tin-eared victim shaming here. Perhaps if you don't have anything constructive to say you should consider shutting the hell up? We have people already calling for a witch-hunt that will only result in the shut down of alternative venues. So much art has been pushed to the margins already, it's shameful to blame the victim with this.
I wrote this up to bring up some important issues, and it could very well be a response to a lot of you folks. It seems like there are a lot of people that are very naive about the actual laws with this, bringing yourself up to code can often time mean losing the space because we do not have the equivalent of NYC's loft laws.
Hey Jean, don't let the door hit you where the good lord split you...
Actually, you can let it if you want.
So notable how some use their words.
Here's hoping all of the Libby-maniacs are right, she has her work cut out for her.
It's kind of a bummer that Kaplan's write up spends so much time repeating attack lines by her opponents and detractors. But there you go. For whatever it is worth... I have had plenty of personal experience with her, and she is anything but lazy. She will be an excellent mayor.
I think EBE let's Quan off too easy as well. I have never voted for Quan and I do not intend to start. She is neither intellectually curious, or very nice. Again: from my experience.
Schaaf is fine, but I do not understand the love affair so many have with her.
Kaplan / Siegel / Schaaf.
Although: I might say, we've got it a lot better than most as far as candidates. We really do. Especially with no Don Perata's in the mix this time.
And out come the shills!
Kaplan is the finest public servant this city has seen in the 20 or so years i've been here.
Finally there's a candidate I'm actually excited to vote for, and not "yeah, I guess they are ok."
Plus, i'm on the outside for this race... which means I can say whatever I want.
There is absolutely no asterisk required for this event. the SIXTEENTH of it's kind (but the first in Oakland).
If the planning commission (which, that was early March, *NOT* early May as mentioned in the article) manages to drop the ball with the permits, all three days of the event will go on as scheduled. Most likely at the New Parish. Traditionally, these events have gone on at non-standard venues. The kind that the East Bay Express is a big fan of... :)
However, because of Jason Perkins and Michael O'Conner's enthusiasm for the community and for the unique nature of the event the plan is for Leo's. The rich history of the place as a Pro Audio establishment is really just the icing on the cake.
The important thing to note is that this event will go on and should be spoken of as an absolute, not a tentative.
The PRF is about DOIN' THANGS and it is a complete and total honor to be working with Ben at making this incredible event happen in the bay. It's more than a music festival, it's like a convention of awesome folks and good times.
People on facebook can follow the event page for more info. Thank you.
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