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Fun Fun Fun

Monday, August 3, 2015 by Elizabeth Pagano

On Thursday, City Council is expected to act on a resolution that would circumvent the thus-far unsuccessful negotiations between the city’s Parks and Recreation Department and organizers of Fun Fun Fun Fest. The resolution asks the city manager to work with Transmission Events to come to an agreement regarding using portions of the off-leash dog park at Vic Mathias Shores (formerly Auditorium Shores) this November. It also asks him to explore the possibility of entering into a multiyear agreement for the future. Both former Mayor Lee Leffingwell and former Council Member Mike Martinez have written letters stating that they understood that “flex space” created by a movable barrier around the dog park would be used. Over the weekend, thousands of Austinites expressed their support for using that dog park flex space for the festival through an email, found here. A Sunday post by Austin Music People’s Executive Director Jennifer Houlihan said that about 5,600 emails had been sent to Council at that point.

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