Pirate festival's return to Vallejo depends on City Council decision

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Anonymous

Vallejo, CA

#1 Feb 5, 2013
Pirate festival's return to Vallejo depends on City Council decision
http://www.timesheraldonline.com/news/ci_2252...

Organizers of Vallejo's annual Northern California Pirate Festival say they're hoping not to have to strike colors, weigh anchor and head to another port, but it's really up to the Vallejo City Council.

Whether the festival, which draws thousands to the city's waterfront over Father's Day weekend, has a seventh consecutive year here boils down to a couple of issues council members will decide at next week's meeting, festival organizer Kathy Kingman said Monday.

"The last six years we've tried to stay in Vallejo -- we're big fans of Vallejo -- but after last year with the heat wave and the economy still struggling, we really had to at least research other options," she said. "Because without expanding we couldn't charge for tickets,(which organizers are considering), so we can be prepared (with shade or shelters) for whatever the weather brings."

Several city and business leaders said they heard festival planners were considering moving to Treasure Island, and called them requesting a meeting.

Public Works Director David Kleinschmidt said he, City Manager Dan Keen and City Councilmen Robert McConnell and Bob Sampayan met with Kingman last week after she met separately with local business leaders.

Ease of permitting was discussed, as were liability and parking issues.

"They want a walk-through before the event to ensure any damage to the irrigation system they're charged for afterward was actually caused by their event," a fairly common occurrence,
not that drunk tony

Vallejo, CA

#2 Feb 5, 2013
what we have here is the festival talking of paid admissions now. it's impossible to determine what effect this will have. the usual optimists say it won't cut in to attendance and i say bulloney! the fact that it was a free festival drew the crowds. on the other hand, it could reduce the rif-raff count.
and parking, will we give that away too? if we expect thousands of visitors, two bucks a car is not unreasonable. it would at least cover the o.t. for police, because we will be down more police by the time this goes off.
Sam the Pig

San Francisco, CA

#3 Feb 5, 2013
If thye had to pay then definitely that freeloading slob sam kurshan wouldn't be able to get in
not that drunk tony

Vallejo, CA

#4 Feb 5, 2013
are you just going to chase me around thinking i'm sam kurshan?
Fat Bald Man in an Hula

Vallejo, CA

#6 Feb 5, 2013
not that drunk tony wrote:
what we have here is the festival talking of paid admissions now. it's impossible to determine what effect this will have. the usual optimists say it won't cut in to attendance and i say bulloney! the fact that it was a free festival drew the crowds. on the other hand, it could reduce the rif-raff count.
and parking, will we give that away too? if we expect thousands of visitors, two bucks a car is not unreasonable. it would at least cover the o.t. for police, because we will be down more police by the time this goes off.
Ah yes you are once again transparent... you could care less about what this function would do for Vallejo..you just want overtime...

LOL!

(t)urd enragement!
not that drunk tony

Vallejo, CA

#7 Feb 5, 2013
Fat Bald Man in an Hula wrote:
<quoted text>Ah yes you are once again transparent... you could care less about what this function would do for Vallejo..you just want overtime...
LOL!
(t)urd enragement!
oh? how about let the police chief tell you the impact to police staffing on the weekend of the event? couldn't the majority just tell the city manager, "no overtime" or "no added police presence"? i get plenty of overtime as it is, hosing you good.
anoy2

Vallejo, CA

#8 Feb 5, 2013
not that drunk tony wrote:
<quoted text>oh? how about let the police chief tell you the impact to police staffing on the weekend of the event? couldn't the majority just tell the city manager, "no overtime" or "no added police presence"? i get plenty of overtime as it is, hosing you good.
And you do take such pleasure in it, don't you?
Peace officer? No. Serve, and protect? No
Take. TAKE TAKE!
Oh yes.
Let's hope karma doesn't really exist. Otherwise, you are in deep do do.
Fat Bald Man in an Hula

Vallejo, CA

#9 Feb 5, 2013
not that drunk tony wrote:
<quoted text>oh? how about let the police chief tell you the impact to police staffing on the weekend of the event? couldn't the majority just tell the city manager, "no overtime" or "no added police presence"? i get plenty of overtime as it is, hosing you good.
LOL!
Chief Nicky is gone, but his incompetence and stupidity remain..."Cuty as much staff as you like..but we want to get paid"....

(t)urd enragement!
take that fool

Vallejo, CA

#10 Feb 5, 2013
anoy2 wrote:
<quoted text>
And you do take such pleasure in it, don't you?
Peace officer? No. Serve, and protect? No
Take. TAKE TAKE!
Oh yes.
Let's hope karma doesn't really exist. Otherwise, you are in deep do do.
who doesn't like making lots of money? name one person. all you freaks have 9-1-1 on speed dial, lol. i got your karma in my dcik, come get it.
TheHammerofTruth

Oakland, CA

#11 Feb 6, 2013
take that fool wrote:
<quoted text>who doesn't like making lots of money? name one person. all you freaks have 9-1-1 on speed dial, lol. i got your karma in my dcik, come get it.
Why would anyone have an answering machine on speed dial? My glock is always available.

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