Sunset Junction Street Fair faces a roadblock named Eric Garcetti

The Silver Lake Neighborhood Council this week lined up in opposition against the giant Sunset Junction Street Fair in its current form over growing complaints about the giant Summer festival, the LA Weekly reported. But the neighborhood council is only an advisory group – it really can’t stop the event from happening. Festival chief Michael McKinley said the event will be held during the weekend of August 21-22 but he has yet to win over City Councilman Eric Garcetti. The councilman is not happy about how the festival has been run and threatened to withhold support in a letter sent to festival organizers last year. What can he do?

Well, Mitch O’Farrell, Garcetti’s director of constituent services, said the councilman can refuse to introduce a City Council motion needed to block Sunset Boulevard for the event. With McKinely so far refusing to make some of the changes Garcetti has demanded, it does not look like that motion will be granted.

“They have to be a good community partner if they want this privilege,” O’Farrell said.

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