SF Supe Proposes Streamlined Nightlife Permit Process

SAN FRANCISCO (KCBS) – Legislation aimed at streamlining some of the permitting processes for San Francisco DJs is making its way through City Hall.

San Francisco Supervisor Scott Wiener’s legislation would encourage events play by the rules, making it easier for DJs to get permits and encouraging live music at outdoor venues.

“Our nightlife draws San Francisco residents from their homes, visitors from around the world and all sorts of people to come together as a community in our city,” Wiener said.

The proposal would change the type of permit required by a DJ from a $1,500 “place of entertainment permit” to a $385 “limited live performance permit.”

Wiener said the proposed legislation would also have a huge financial impact for the city.

“$4.2 billion in economic activity in San Francisco, 48,000 jobs in our city and furnishes the city with $55 million in tax revenue,” he said.

It would also allow the Entertainment Commission to handle fines against performers and venues who don’t have proper permitting, rather than leaving that enforcement to police.

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