Petition to Stop Sunset Junction Festival Making its Rounds
Not content with how the organizers of Sunset Junction have handled themselves over the past few years, two business owners are sending around a petition to make the festival go away.
"Please understand that many of us love what the Sunset Junction once stood for- 'celebrating the diversity of the neighborhood!' wrote Joe Keeper of Bar Keeper in an e-mail about the petition. "It has become, in my opinion, a music festival that excludes the majority of what we are all about. It is my hope that the festival, as it has become, will go away for a year and return in the future as an event more like it once was!"
Keeper lists why he and other businesses and neighbors are done with the festival. Among them: no input welcomed from community, $20 mandatory ticket price, lack of parking makes local residents prisoners in their own homes, the money raised, which is supposed to go a charity, is used without any transparency and the kicker, the actual Sunset Junction is outside the festival fences.
For those so inclined to sign the petition, here's the link.