- Save The Rave in conjunction with the Entertainment Commission and Youth Commission just held a hearing last month with massive public support calling for the protection of our events and venues. These rules counter that work and the support from the public and the Commissions in every way.
- Supervisor Scott Wiener just passed a resolution 2 weeks ago that was unanimously supported at the Board Of Supervisors calling for the protection of our events and venues.
- The Entertainment Commission was specifically created so that it can work with venues on a case by case basis. It is counter to the credo of the Entertainment Commission to apply blanket conditions on all venues.
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- This security ratio is set to a level typically reserved for “problem venues” and it is unfair to apply this requirement to the vast majority of events and venues that run safely. (Rule 1)
- This security ratio would also place an undue financial strain which would then translate to higher ticket prices meaning many folks in the community would no longer be able to attend. This would have negative effects on the health, happiness, business and culture of SF residents and visitors. (Rule 1)
- Requiring metal detectors creates an undue burden for the majority of venues and events who never or rarely have issues of violence. (Rule 2)
- ID scanning raises major privacy and 4th amendment concerns and the storage of that information leads to the raised likelihood of identity theft and other abuse. (Rule 3)
- Installing extra security cameras is unnecessary for the vast majority of venues and events that run without problems. Storage of all of that video is going to be cost prohibitive and translate to higher ticket sales and negative cultural impacts. (Rule 4)
- Installing extra lighting is unnecessary for the venues and events that run without problems. (Rule 5)
- Security plans are already put in place with the Entertainment Commission. The Entertainment Commission was created to take over permitting from the police department and provide due process in the creation and approval of those plans. (Rule 6)
- Its already state law to have a guard card. (Rule 7)
- Having a manager on duty to take calls and work with neighbors is already in the Good Neighbor Policies and attached to the permits. (Rule 8)
- Its already state law to post your permits in a visible location. (Rule 9)
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These rules are at best redundant and at worst unconstitutional, invasive, and are a massive attack on our culture and community. We urge the Entertainment Commission to reject these proposed rules outright!
– Save The Rave