I brought this one back to the top. I noticed what was going on last weekend, and posted this Monday. Kitchener Council has now changed it’s mind, see comment # 3.
I have been watching an interesting situation develop over the weekend that shows the power of social media in action right in our own backyard. As the many musicians that frequent this site will attest, The Boathouse is one of the best live music venues in Kitchener.
Last week Kitchener Council announced they wanted a new agreement where the city wants to increase the monthly rental fee to nearly $4,000 when taxes are included, up from $2,000, close the patio by 11 p.m. and shut down the bands at the same time.
Owner Kevin Doyle says he can’t continue to operate with these and other restriction the city wants to impose.
Full story here at The Recordhttp://www.therecord.com/news/local/article/599928–the-boathouse-to-close-over-changes-in-rental-agreement
This weekend has seen a flurry of activity on Twitter, Facebook etc. encouraging people to contact their councilor and complain, and the matter is now been added to today’s agenda.
Although it’s not Cambridge I wanted to point it out as it is happening. Social Media can be a powerful voice in the community if there are enough voices, and we’d like to thank you for adding yours to The Citizen.Tags: Social Media