Silver Lake Neighborhood Council Votes, Opposing Sunset Junction Festival Format
At a meeting last night of the Silver Lake Neighborhood Council, the board voted to "oppose the Sunset Junction Street Festival in its current format [i.e., fees, street closure location, etc]," reports the LA Weekly. Of concern is that festival organizers are not working with the community and businesses affected by the popular and well-attended event, which is scheduled for August 22 and 23 this year.
Neighborhood Councils are advisory bodies to the LA City Council and Council President Eric Garetti has already stated he would have trouble supporting the event again if issues raised by the community were not addressed. The fete's fate is unknown at this point, but talks between the council, city and organizers will take place between now and the scheduled event.