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MARCH 5 - ACTION NEEDED: SF CITY HALL NIGHTLIFE AND ECONOMIC IMPACT STUDY PRESS EVENT AND HEARING
On Thursday March 5, Supervisor Scott Wiener will unveil the results of an economic impact study of the Live Music and Nightlife Industry in San Francisco with a rally on the Polk Street steps of City Hall.
This is an important step in recognizing the music industry as a vital component of San Francisco’s cultural and political community and your support is needed. We are currently seeking a live band to perform on the steps (without amplification so a marching band would be ideal)
HERE IS INFO FROM SCOTT WIENER:
Rally/Press Conference, followed by Board of Supervisors hearing at the Land Use Committee on the Economic Impact of Entertainment/Nightlife in San Francisco
Monday March 5
Noon: Rally and press conference on City Hall steps (Polk Street side)
1 p.m.: Hearing at Board of Supervisors Land Use Committee in City Hall Room 263
In 2011, Supervisor Scott Wiener, in one of his first acts in office, requested that the City Economist prepare an economic impact report detailing the contributions to San Francisco's economy of nightlife and entertainment. While we all know the cultural benefits of entertainment and nightlife for a vibrant, living city -- one that attracts and retains a diverse population, including people of all ages -- we haven't quantified their economic impact, for example, jobs, tax revenue, and tourism. Once we understand the economic impact of entertainment and nightlife, we will have the information we need to make informed public policy in the area, as opposed to making policy in an information vacuum. We will no longer be in a position where we are regulating an industry without actually understand that industry's economics.
The economic impact report will be available in early March, before the hearing. At the hearing, the City Economist will present his findings, followed by presentations by other departments. The public is invited to attend and provide feedback.