Update On Drive-In Event Series
I hope this email finds you all well.
I am writing to provide an update on the drive-in event series that SLC was planning.
We wanted to let you know that we are canceling, for now, and hope to reschedule our concert and movie series at a different venue.
While we were confident we could successfully hold a set of events that would provide entertainment and enjoyment for the community, and that didn’t negatively affect your lives, we heard some very strong oppositional feelings from some of you. Many of the complaints were based upon the rushed announcement of the series; we agree that it was indeed set forth on an insufficient time schedule to allow proper back and forth with the residents who live nearby, and all Mare Island stakeholders.
We wanted – and continue to want – to bring positive and successful events to the island, but in deference to your voices, we’ll change direction and look for alternatives, and bring you into the conversation earlier, to ensure we’ve heard your concerns in advance.
We believe that event activation on Mare Island is beneficial to drawing positive attention to our long-term efforts to revitalize our community.
We would like to invite you to an open house in the yard of our office, 1195 Walnut Avenue, next Thursday May 13th from 4:00 – 7:00. We hope to have an open and informative conversation about events we hope to hold in the future. We want your feedback and to hear what events you would like to see take place on Mare Island.
Please rsvp to firstname.lastname@example.org so we can ready our yard for all of our guests in a safe, covid compliant way.
Sheryl McKibben on behalf of the SLC team