You have the right to request notification of all applications for the new Limited Live Performance permit within your neighborhood. The stated purpose of the legislation is to allow principally permitted uses such as cafes and restaurants to supplement their current business model with accessory entertainment. Supervisor Mark Farrell amended the ordinance to require that the Entertainment Commission “provide a copy of all Limited Live Performance Permit applications and the corresponding public hearing notices within a specified geographic area to any Person who, in writing or by email, requests such and identifies the area.
Such applications and notices shall be given at least 30 days prior to the date of the public hearings, or within 5 days after receipt of the request if the request is less than 30 days prior to the hearing.” Simply send your request to the Director of the Entertainment Commission, Jocelyn.Kane@sfgov.org, and define your area of interest.
The legislation itself defines entertainment as “any act, play, review, pantomime, scene, song, dance act, song and dance act, poetry recitation, fashion or style show, or the playing or use of any instrument capable of producing or used to produce musical or percussion sounds, including but not limited to, reed, brass, percussion, or string-like instruments.” It makes no distinction between amplified and non-amplified performances.
Please pass this along to any other interested neighborhood activists who should know about limited live performance applications applications in their community.