Alarcon asserts her authority over Sunset Junction
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"It's all over the Internet that they found the money, but at some point they need to touch base with me," Public Works Board President Andrea Alarcon told the LA Times about Sunset Junction organizers yesterday.
On Monday, she admonished organizers for not paying enough fast enough, and threatened not to permit the venerable festival if they didn't come up with more money before today.
In July and also this month, Alarcon's Public Works Department Commission received letters from the Silver Lake Neighborhood Council urging the Board to not to permit the festival unless several conditions were met. The neighborhood council, like many other neighborhood councils, is dominated by a local Chamber of Commerce and does little outreach into residential neighborhoods.
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