Music festival may be first of many

Despite widespread rave reviews, not everyone was pleased with last month’s three-day music and arts festival in Golden Gate Park.

The Board of Supervisors adopted a resolution Tuesday “celebrating the success of the Outside Lands Music and Arts Festival,” setting the tone for approval of similar events to come.

However, Supervisor Carmen Chu — who represents the Sunset, one of two district’s most impacted by the event — opposed the legislation.

The three-day event was the largest of its kind — with 65 musical acts on six stages in the park — and the first to obtain approval by the Recreation and Park Commission to play music into the night.

Chu said there “were many successes,” but in some cases “unfortunately we didn’t see the type of outreach we need.”

“We had major traffic back-up all the way in the avenues simply because there was not enough notice given to alternate routes of travel,” Chu said. “Not only that, large portions of the park were closed off for a very, very long period of time.”

Nonetheless, supervisors voted 9-1 in support of the resolution. Supervisor Jake McGoldrick, who represents the district on the other side of the park, was absent.

IN OTHER ACTION

In an 8-2 vote, a labor contract for 10 police positions — six deputy chiefs and four commanders — was adopted with a cost of $1.4 million during a four-year period.

The environmental review of the proposed rezoning of San Francisco’s eastern neighborhoods was adopted by a 7-1 vote. Board President Aaron Peskin voted in opposition.

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