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Golden Gate Concerts - What is the Plan?


On Monday, Feb 13 at 1 PM in the Supervisor's Board Room at City Hall, the Board of Supervisors Land Use Committee is having an informational hearing to discuss the impacts off of large scale events in Golden Gate Park including Hardly Strictly Bluegrass, Outside Lands, and Bay to Breakers. This is a follow-up hearing to those that were held in 2009 and 2010. This hearing promises to be well attended by neighborhood organizations who would like to either shut down or otherwise limit events like these. The Committee is chaired by Supervisor Eric Mar, and also includes Supervisors Scott Wiener and Malia Cohen.

Although there are no action items on the table, it is imperative that we as a community counter the NIMBY organizers with a coalition of fans that strongly supports these events and better represents the majority of the Bay Area residents and businesses who want music and entertainment to continue in Golden Gate Park. Golden Gate Park serves the whole city, not just the immediate neighbors.

The Land Use Committee Meeting will take place on Monday, Feb 13 at 1 PM in the Board of Supervisors Chambers. We have been told that the item will be scheduled towards the beginning, but it will likely be a long hearing.


1. Email us at info@CMACsf.org and tell us you can come and speak.

2. Sign the petition at http://tinyurl.com/6wcztrg

3. Call or write your Supervisor or the members of this Land Use Committee. Their names, email, FAX, and phone numbers are below. Always be respectful and positive about the contributions of these events to all of us in San Francisco.

If you email, please put "Support Live Music in the Park" in the subject line.


Supervisor Mar

(415) 554-7410 - Voice

(415) 554-7415 - Fax


Supervisor Cohen

(415) 554-7670 - Voice

(415) 554-7674 - Fax


Supervisor Wiener

(415) 554-6968 - Voice

(415) 554-6909 - Fax



­---------------------Neighborhood Flyer Announcing Meeting--------------------


What:    Hearing - SF Board of Supervisors Land Use & Economic Development Committee

When:     Monday, February 13, 2012, 1:00 pm

Where:  City Hall, Room 263

Why:  Discuss Outside Lands, Hardly Strictly Bluegrass, and Other Large Concerts in Golden Gate Park

Recent concerts in Golden Gate Park, such as Outside Lands and

Hardly Strictly Bluegrass, troubled many of us.  Problems included

unacceptable noise, traffic congestion, illegal camping, and damage

to Golden Gate Park.

Richmond District Supervisor Eric Mar is holding a hearing on the

community impacts of these and other large events in Golden Gate


This is our chance to tell City Hall and the concert producers how

these concerts impact our neighborhood and our lives.

Come to this important hearing in City Hall on Monday, February

13, 2012, at 1 pm.  We have to stand up for our neighborhood

and Golden Gate Park .

Speak out, even if your voice trembles.

california music and culture association