It looks like the organizers of Silver Lake’s giant summer festival have made peace with some key neighborhood groups and Councilman Eric Garcetti in time for the event on the weekend of Aug. 22 & 23. Garcetti’s office had been witholding support for the 29th annual event if the festival organizer, the Sunset Junction Neighborhood Alliance, did not make some changes to deal with neighborhood complaints. The organizers have not received the necessary permits to close Sunset Boulevard but they have apparently made progress in making some changes demanded by residents and the council office.
“At this point we are moving forward with the expectation that the festival will happen,” said Julie Wong, spokeswoman for Garcetti. “We asked for the organizers to provide our office with their plans in writing, which they did. There are a couple of areas where we have asked for more information, which they have agreed to provide.”
The council office is awaiting details about the “types of booths and their locations, the availability of parking at LA City College, and the method of distribution of letters to local residents and businesses,” Wong said.
The LA Weekly said some of the changes include adding businesses between Sanborn and Edgecliffe as well distributing more free passes to residents.
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