The Long Awaited Update on Live Music in Mt. Pleasant. WE WON!
Those of you that have followed me over the years have heard much of the history regarding the voluntary agreement process that restricted (in fact banning it outright) the ability of the restaurants on Mt Pleasant St to host live music. Though the issue predated my involvement, I became fully engaged in 2003 testifying before the City Council and then trying to open dialogue with the group that authored the VA. I didn’t get very far but did begin to create a greater awareness of the issue in Mt Pleasant. In the fall of 2004 I ran for a seat (and won) on the ANC (Advisory Neighborhood Commission) to prevent the president of that group from getting in unopposed. The ANC over the next 2 years and beyond continued to push for change in the process that dealt with this, passing resolution after resolution calling for an opening up of the process.