Today, the Board gave its final OK to the big Outside Lands music festival to be held at the end of August. No surprise – because the (pricey) music festival throws some of the proceeds to Parks and Rec, it was going to happen, and it seemed pretty popular last year too.
However, there’s no denying that MUNI will have to run extra buses and trains to accomodate all those people, and deal with the many complaints, 311 and 511 calls and so on that a big event brings. Since it is apparently OK to loot MUNI and the MTA for the most spurious of reasons, why isn’t it OK for the MTA to charge Parks and Rec for the extra work they’ll have to do to make this event a success?
Just a random thought. But Outside Lands and Parks and Rec need not worry – the MTA board and director are too busy raising fares and cutting service to consider such a radical idea. Even if their comrades in other departments do.
NOTE: From what I hear this is actually a great event, if you can afford the ticket, and if the musical acts featured are your thing, cool. Last year I published this survival guide for concert goers, and will do a new one this year too!