Organizers of the Sunset Junction Street Fair are said to have raised the monies needed to cover projected municipal costs for this year's fair--a total of just under $142.000.
The monies came from board members and other supporters. The fair had also launched an online fundraising campaign late Monday.
Board of Public Works Has Option to Reconsider
The city's Board of Public Works had denied the fair's permit request Monday in a vote of 3-1. But board members--including president Andrea Alarcon--had indicated they might reconsider the decision if the festival delivered the full amount.
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The board meets again Wednesday morning.
Alarcon told Echo Park Patch Monday in an interview that she would prefer to see the festival also pay off its 2010 debt--another $256,484.14 in fees.
Board President Says Certified Check Would Be Ideal
She also said that any payment coming would ideally be in the form of a certified check.
Bands booked at the fair have been exploring alternative plans.
Liz Garo, head booker for Spaceland Productions, said she had "stuff holding for both days at the Echoplex."
Meantime others are disappointed that the fair may not happen, pointing to Saturday's bookings of the Butthole Surfers, the Melvins and Helmet as something not to be missed.
What do you think the board should do?
- Issue the permit if the Festival pays $141,978.57 to cover fees for this year?
- Issue the permit if the Festival pays $141,978.57 plus last year's fees of 256,484.14?
- Decide not to issue the permit?
Tell us in the comments.