Success! Sunset Junction Festival Likely to be Permitted
The Happy Hollows at Sunset Junction 2008 (more photos here) | Photo by Koga/LAist
After nearly a year of grueling and dramatic meetings between Sunset Junction Festival organizers, the city and local neighbors and businesses, the festival will be likely be permitted for August 22nd and 23rd after addressing concerns, according to City Council President Eric Garcetti's office.
"The Sunset Junction Neighborhood Alliance--the organizers--were asked to put in writing a number of things," said Garcetti spokesperson Julie Wong over the phone. "In past years, they would say one thing and another would be implemented. It was important to us that we have everything detailed in writing."
There were four main issues that needed to be resolved: a transparent and publicized action plan, inclusive festival boundaries, and the distribution of wristbands for local residents and businesses. In a letter (embedded below) from Festival Director Michael McKinley, all points were addressed and Wong says after a few more details are provided, she expects the festival will likely be permitted. "Everyone is moving forwad at this point with the expectation that the event will happen," she said.
The festival boundaries will move back to Edgecliff Drive with a performance stage, beer garden, ferris wheel and games (a map is embedded and downloadable below).
Free admission will be given to Silver Lake residents immediately surrounding the festival grounds. There will be a pair of wristbands for each of the two days for those living on the following street addresses, according to the letter, which is not 100% finalized (things could change, LAist will let you know):
One pair of wristbands for each day per household, which will provide free admission for the people living on the following street addresses: 3800-4200 Sunset Blvd, 3900-4200 Effie Ave, 1700 N-1519 Griffith Park. 4000-4200 Del Mar Ave, 4000-4200 Santa Monica Blvd, 4100-4300 Gateway, 1300-1500 Lucille Ave. 900-1100 Manzanita Ave, 1000-1100 Bates Ave, and 900-1100 Sanborn Ave, 1000 Myra Ave, and 900 Venango Ave, and 1300-1600 Maltman Ave, 1000 N-1200 N Hoover Ave, 4200 W Lexington Ave, 4200 W Virginia, Marcia.