In case those suggestions didn’t get to the festival muckety-mucks, I sent them an email on Tuesday with comments on their current website’s direction information. I’ve not heard back, so this becomes and open letter now:
As a resident of Silverlake, I’d like to request a few things be included on your website about the upcoming Sunset Junction Street Festival:
Please include information about public transportation – let people know about the proximity of the subway stops and the bus stops that will be in operation in the area.
Please include information about parking and perhaps parking lots with shuttles for attendees.
Thanks for your time.
Ideally they’d also include some more specific info about where the gates are located, as it’s not clear from the text there and there are no actual maps.
As of Friday morning there have been no changes to the website and no reply to the email.
I also sent an email to Eric Garcetti’s office with that question as well as some others about the fiscal transparency of the fair. I got an automated reply that they get a large volume of email and that queries from non-residents of CD13 are less likely to be answered (the Fair is within CD13, but many of the affected neighborhoods are in CD4 – Tom LaBonge’s district, where I live).
In all honesty, the Fair does not affect me that strongly, we do get some overflow parking in our neighborhood, but not to the degree that others closer do.
The price for tickets this year is $12 in “advance” or $15 after 4PM. It’s not quite clear if that means that you can go to the gate at 3:45 and still get in for $12 or you have to buy the ticket before 4PM online … except for the fact that it takes 10 days for them to arrive if you don’t pay the rush (overnight) charge!