Oh man, I followed the boing boing post which led me to here ....I *do* hope they skewer the driver of the hit and run BUT whats going on with the DNA is what really boils my blood.
I am one of the Eagle Tavern/Hole In The Wall b-tenders (for 10 years) and goddamn did we go through a bunch of shit with the Hole In The Wall a year ago. The ABC, Meko, The Nightlife Co., The Entertainment Omission and my favorite person Ms Bryson. Everybody is a fucking liar! Things have calmed a little but there are still some egg shells scattered about that we walk on.
I had thought that the hassles with the DNA and Slims for the most part had calmed. I am sad to hear that this is still happening.
It just baffles me that the SOMA district, zoned for mixed use, can accomodate a large amount of visitors, easy for the police to patrol and comtain should there be a problem, easily accessable for bridge and tunnell that they don't disturb our neighborhoods driving to and fro clubs .....YET all of us have been beat down by a conveluded use of regulations and abuses of the system. Then you have the Castro which is a neighborhood zone and is overrun by assholes every weekend.... I don't get the focus.
sorry, I'm rambling, I just get pissed about this .....anyhow, if you wanna read some of our saga, I posted a bunch on LJ at the time.
theres more in there but.....
Yeah, I followed a bit of what was going on with you guys and your move, and that sounded like some serious bullshit to me... So much ridiculous politics!
Violent crime is down -- way down.
I think you should use the ultra-conservatives arguments against them, pointing out that remaining problems are more likely to be resolved by ordinary ticketing than lengthy revocation hearings. At least that's the point I would make if I were able to make it. It'll be in my letter.
Also, can you get big downtown business on board. The downward trend is so steep, it'll likely get on the radar if you approach the downtown giant faceless corporation lobby with it. Maybe. Assuming loss of your soul is no big deal.