The misguided beast that is Baltimore's City Council Bill #08-0163, aka the Live Entertainment - Licensing and Regulation bill, is once again rearing its head. Last Wednesday, March 4, the council held a formal hearing on the proposal, which would eliminate live-entertainment zoning in favor of annual live-entertainment licensing. Over the next several weeks the city will be holding a series of "community work sessions" in advance of a May 6 final vote.
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From Baltimore musician/noise artist John Berndt -
There is a "work session" tomorrow where the public can express its opinion. I *strongly* recommend that anyone concerned about the future of this city's cultural scene add to the strength of numbers and attend this meeting tomorrow:
Tuesday, March 31, 2009, 6:30 PM to 8:30 PM
Morgan State, Communications Center, Room 101, 5601 Perring Parkway