Talib Kweli's open letter on Barack Obama: http://rap.about.com/od/articles/a/KwelionObama08.htm
[note: there is no coalition between these two links or their content]
From The Seattle Nightlife and Music Association (SNMA)
Yesterday City Councilmember’s Clark and Drago issued a press release and briefing paper outlining a series of proposals in response to the Mayor’s proposed nightlife regulations. http://seattlenma.org/downloads/clark_re
the briefing paper here.Councilmembers Clark and Drago are proposing a series of actions that if, taken together, would be for more egregious than what the mayor originally proposed. These actions include:Embracing the mayor’s proposal of creating a new nightlife license which would be used to close down clubs at the discretion of the city.Significantly increasing fines for noise violations from $500 up to $6000.Amending the current nuisance ordinance so the city could more easily close down clubs.Requesting the mayor to consider even more regulations on nightlife establishments.
If this entire package were to be adopted, Seattle would have some of the most stringent nightlife regulations in the country.
It appears that Councilmember Clark is intent on seeking approval of all elements of the package! This would have a devastating impact our music industry!!
Your voice needs to be heard now and loud. First, email the City Councilmembers today. And then attend the MONDAY June 4th public hearing on this package. It begins at 5:30. Get there early to sign up! This hearing is in the City Council Chambers on the 2nd floor of City Hall located at 600 - 4th Ave downtown.
Below are the emails to the councilmembers: the area code is 206
Sally.firstname.lastname@example.org 684-8802 **
** indicates these members are up for reelection this year. Peter Steinbrueck is not seeking reelection and this will be an open seat