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City council and SAS get together: positive developments

Created: February 3, 2005.

On February 2, 2005 the city council and the SAS had a follow-up meeting. For some issues we came to an agreement, other issues remain unsolved.

The good news

- There will be a possibility for a fast license application, meaning apply before noon and pick up the license in the afternoon. There will be some 'reasonable' increase of the fee, but it means incoming / temporary performers don't need to wait anymore for a week (or sometimes longer) before they can work.
- The use of amplified music will be allowed within workable limits, like maximum sound level and maximum time.
- Use of fire will NOT be restricted or banned, things stay as they were.
- Police will be informed - once again- about the old and new rules, to avoid unnecessary unpleasant situations.
- The city council's event calender will be updated better and more often.
The new situation will be applicable as of approximately half february and will be evaluated in november 2005.

Performers who are not in hurry best wait with applying for a permit untill end of february. Performers who already did apply, or cannot wait, will receive a notification from the city council that the permit can be replaced, free of charge.

The bad news

- The case about licenses for non-European performers is on hold. The city council wants to wait for the advice of the appeal committee. Further they didn't want to make any statements concerning this matter.
- Apparently there is nothing to do about the performing sites being available too little. These popular spots are wanted by many other entities; the city council only issue licenses - and more or less must, if there are no good (legal) reasons to refuse.
 

 
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