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Over 50,000 Could Attend Sunset Junction Free Under Proposal
As mentioned yesterday, the Silver Lake Neighborhood Council has a motion before them tonight about making the Sunset Junction Street Festival free for all those who live in the three surrounding zip codes. LAist inquired with the post office on how many deliveries are made in the zips and here's what they told us:
25,862 residential street deliveries
1,216 business street deliveries
831 post office boxes
14,363 residential deliveries
1,169 business street deliveries
2,141 post office boxes
11,980 residential street deliveries
940 business street deliveries
531 post office boxes
It's safe to say that even if this were to pass the Neighborhood Council, the street festival could not afford to let that many in for free, even if only a fraction attended, under the current economic model they say the event is run within. In a meeting last month, they offered free attendance to those who live in the blocks immediately surrounding the event.
The festival still does not have a permit and Eric Garcetti's office told LAist this morning that with the event only eight weeks out, it's "D-Day time," meaning the fate of it should be known very soon.