By now everyone has already heard about the untimely arrest of Ganja Treats, tossed a nug or two into the compost bin for the homies, and gotten on with their lives, looking ahead in gleeful anticipation to the next weekend in dry heave cavern. But what if that’s the end of all of it?
No one seemed to worry much about anything imminently endangering their quest for fun in the park when word got out last year about this leaked memo to “improve” Dolores Park, dismissing it as just another one of Gideon Kramer’s crazy schemes. But the City and NIMBY neighbors were patient, knowing that the approaching winter would sanitize the park for a few peaceful months, and everyone would forget about it for a while. And they prepared.
Now that the days are starting to get longer and warmer, we’re witnessing the initial attempts to define the new “rules” of the park. They need to be established before the Indian Summer brings out the unmanageable hoards, too dense and populous to effectively police. No, stories need to get out early about people getting busted in the park so that future visitors will tread carefully, always looking over their shoulder.
Regarding Cold Beer Cold Water, I really feel like his approach endangers the park the most. The City can enumerate a litany of reasons for which to act: he could be selling to minors; he’s taking business away from permitted liquor stores in the vicinity; he’s not . . . paying . . . any . . . TAXES!!! At any rate, we all need to be a little more conscientious and careful, because all the bad Yelp reviews have finally added up, and things are definitely changing. Anyone go to that last community meeting?
Ps. Someone please warn that cute truffle boy before it’s too late!