|November 12, 2013
Dear Newport Yachting Center Guests,
We want to thank all of our concert guests and supporters who sent letters, made phone-calls and cleared their schedules to attend tomorrow night’s City Council meeting in support of the Sunset Music Series. It is gratifying to hear how important the Sunset Music Series is to all of you. It is clear that our unique waterfront venue has become a part of the fabric of Newport over the last 16 years.
However, based on feedback from the City Council, we are making the decision to pull the variance request from tomorrow night’s City Council docket.
The reality is that we need to take a step back and allow the City to hold public workshops, during which we will have an opportunity to explain the facts of the variance request and our plans for noise abatement. There is much misinformation circulating right now and it is important that we be able to present the correct information to the residents of Newport.
We will need your support in the future; we will call on you again when the time is right to bring this matter before the City Council.
We will keep you informed as the political process unfolds and public workshops are scheduled.We look forward to seeing you on the waterfront during the 2014 Sunset Music Series season. Please feel free to reach out to me with questions at any time. I can be reached firstname.lastname@example.org.
With appreciation for your support,
Michele Maker Palmieri
Newport Harbor Corporation