Uncertainly Over Homeless Encampment Forces Cancelation Of Sausalito’s Artwork Pageant – CBS San Francisco

SAUSALITO (CBS SF) – A year after the COVID-19 pandemic forced them to cancel the Sausalito Art Festival, organizers announced that the annual music, food and art festival has been canceled for 2021 as the future of a big one Homelessness camp is uncertain.

City officials are currently discussing moving the warehouse from downtown Dunphy Park to Marinship Park – the site of the annual Labor Day weekend event.

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“In December last year, a man erected a tent to live on the Sausalito coast next to Dunphy Park,” the festival organizers said on their website. “Since then, a whole camp of homeless people has developed. Thereafter, Sausalito City Council tried to move the homeless camp from its central and prominent location near Dunphy Park to the less visible area of ​​Marinship Park. “

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The festival organizers said it was a difficult decision.

“This situation is extremely difficult for everyone involved,” they wrote. “After spending the last year redesigning the 68th Sausalito Art Festival, we really looked forward to bringing the festival back to the community of artists, locals and visitors. We were confident we could meet the demands placed on us by the Fed and the state regarding COVID restrictions, but the pandemic has sparked a chain reaction of events we couldn’t have foreseen. “

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“It affected the homeless, what affected the parks, what affected the city, what affected the festival. There is clearly no winner here, but with help we will all be in a better place next year and the festival will return. “

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