the Entertainment Commission who
are also supporting Supervisor
Ammiano's efforts to
guide the city to
responsible plan that may help to prevent permanent hearing loss."
In related news. Kathy Peck also reported on the San Francisco Music & Culture Charter Amendment.
charter amendment has been drafted by musicians, artists, community
event organizers, residents and citizens who are deeply concerned about
the survival of San Francisco’s world famous musical and cultural
citywide development boom has placed pressure on the few areas of San
Francisco that are appropriate for outdoor events such as parades,
street fairs and music festivals as well as nightlife venues.
venues and events are increasingly subject to ever more restrictive
policies that threaten their survival. Outdoor event organizers have
been forced to organize politically in response to numerous policy
changes that threatened their events.Nightclubs, music halls and
performance venues report similar pressures and threat levels.
San Francisco Music and Culture Charter Amendment is intended to
stabilize and preserve San Francisco’s music venues, nightlife and
outdoor cultural events. The Charter Amendment will:
1. Add a new Music and Culture Sustainability Policy to the City
charter. This policy will give guidance to City departments,
emphasizing the importance of protecting cultural events and venues.
2. Mandate interdepartmental coordination for policymaking and permits for venues and events.
3. Create an appropriate appeals process for the Recreation and Parks
and Port Commissions. Permits issued by these agencies will have an
appeal allowed at the Board of Permit Appeals.
4. Provide full staffing for the Entertainment Commission.
5. Create an interdepartmental online permit issuance system for entertainment venues and outdoor cultural events.
6. Direct research by the Convention and Visitor’s Bureau on the
economic benefits of San Francisco music venues and cultural events.