On the FAN calendar today is a Entertainment + Sound Compatibility Engagement Meeting.
The meeting is Wed, December 5, (3:00 pm) at
Doris Miller Auditorium @ 2300 Rosewood Ave.
While city staff has invited many groups to participate, staff reached out to FAN and its member neighborhood associations specifically with the intent of including more diverse points of view.
The topic concerns how to deal with the (sometimes) competing interests of incumbent music venues and residents versus newcomers. At one point, staff had developed some recommendations that were based on “agent of change”. Agent of change placed the burden of competing interests on the newcomers. New residential developments in a neighborhood with an established music venue might, for example, be required to provide beefed up sound mitigation on their windows. Conversely, new music venues would have to take steps to ensure incumbent residents do not suffer unreasonable noise disturbances.
It is an interesting set of issues that FAN’s membership has not addressed directly. It does touch on FAN’s general theme of welcoming newcomers and positive change instead of erecting barriers (or onerous regulations that effectively prevent positive change). It also touches on the idea that a diversity of people and amenities can and should co-exist in neighborhoods, but it requires that all parties are considerate of each other.
Anyway, I encourage any and all FAN members to attend and report back to the group if they do!