Sunset Junction has been officially canceled this year!
The city of Los Angeles denied the permit for this year's festival even though organizers raised enough money to cover fees the city was demanding.
Unfortunately, they only had about $100,00 of the $141,000 owed on hand, which prompted the city to deny the proper permits needed.
A lawyer representing Sunset Junction said that a check could be delivered by Thursday, one day after the deadline.
The board's president, Andrea Alarcon, wasn't having any of it though. She said:
"We've given you opportunity after opportunity after opportunity to come clean, to make it right. This is far short to making it right.
This is not an indication to me … that any funds will be available for issuance of a check to support the special events permit. I do see a deposit of $100,000, but that doesn’t mean a whole lot.
Fail me once, shame on you. Fail me twice, shame on me. This organization has failed this city time and time again."
Wow, she isn't messing around! We are sooo sad about this!
This is the first time in 31 years that the festival has been canceled.
What are the Silver Lake hipsters going to do this weekend?!?