Today’s Sound Bites column has a blurb about the legal troubles currently facing Burlington’s Radio Bean. It features quotes from a letter/petition being circulated by Neil Cleary. Here is Neil’s plea in its entirety. If you agree with his statements, send your "signature" to firstname.lastname@example.org.
UPDATE: I was informed by Assistant City Attorney Gene Bergman of a couple of inconsistencies in the Radio Bean blurb.
#1: Anderson didn’t find out about the possibility of sanctions at the June 1 Licensing Comittee hearing. The information had been included in a notice of hearing that was served on May 8. It was of course, reiterated at said hearing.
#2. The $200 fine Anderson paid was not for a "violation of fire code." It was a noise ticket. The capacity issue is separate.
All this legal stuff makes me dizzy! Read on for Neil’s missive.
The Radio Bean has come under fire from the city recently over a fire code violation, and is in danger of being penalized out of existence. Please read the letter below and RSVP to let me know if I can attach your name to it. Let me know too if you’re comfortable with me listing credentials with your name (as in: "Bill Clinton — Former President of the United States"), and let me know how you want them listed. Don’t be shy. Hopefully we can help the City Council see how important the Radio Bean is to all of us.