SAN FRANCISCO--(BUSINESS WIRE)--City of San Francisco says no to our Summer of Love 50th Anniversary concert denying a second permit application accusing us of advertising the concert without permission. Other grounds for denial include the use of volunteers and refusing to use a production manager handpicked by their permits department, a pretext to privatization and cultural cooption of this event, said Boots Hughston President of the Council of Light and producer of this event.
Council of Light alleges that the San Francisco Permits Department’s onerous demands and conditions include:
- We cannot use volunteers
- We must hire someone to run the event from a list compiled by the Permits Department
- We are not allowed to post the event date
- We cannot advertise the concert until given permission
- You must have a paid web master
Council of Light claims that the San Francisco Permits Department horrendous actions include:
- Intentionally delaying application started 18 months ago.
- Requiring us to adhere to different standards than other applicants
- Privatizing access to the ‘commons’ not allowing us use of a public park
- Denying local community groups while permitting large corporations
- Imposing outrageous permit fees and costs in the hundreds of thousand
- Refusing to meet with volunteer leaders, and denying us due process
Council of Light have met all standards of compliance and have a long history of peaceful and well organized events. Despite decades of successful concerts produced in the past, this administration refuses to allow the Summer of Love event to go forward.
For more information and the email string documenting these abuses and permit denial please contact Boots2b1@yahoo.com.