We believe there is no rational justification for the City to deny OMBAC a permit exactly as they have received in the past.
It is clear that the City is still playing politics regarding permits. The outcome of Prop D was that the City went to a permit system if one wanted to enjoy a beer on the beach. Nowhere in that proposition did it say that BYOB events were impermissible, and we believe the City has distorted the will of the voters in this regard.
FreePB.org's concern is NOT that we didn't get a permit for our event, but that since 2008 when the City adopted a permit system to allow alcohol consumption at our parks and beaches, the City has been systematically preventing responsible individuals from obtaining permits.
It's time for this practice to end! FreePB.org calls upon the City to implement a fair and equitable permit system that allows responsible individuals, private groups and public events to responsibly enjoy alcoholic beverages. This would ensure that events like OTL can continue, without significant changes to the format.
If you agree that it is time for arbitrary conditions on permits to stop, then your opinions should be directed to the man behind the permitting system known as the "beach alcohol ban", Kevin Faulconer.
Phone: (619) 236-6330
FreePB.org remains steadfast in its commitment to individual rights, privileges, and freedoms, and to ensuring their fair and equal access.
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