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by Broke-Ass Stuart

 

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From Edward Sharpless, the guy spearheading the movement to save Bay to Breakers:

 

Unfortunately, I don’t have good news for you. Yesterday, I did not hear from race organizers until after 5 PM, even though we had a 4 PM call scheduled and I had previously indicated to them that I wanted to do a morning call.

This comes on the heels of their cancellation of our Friday meeting, with no contact yet again. I’ve been in business for long enough to know what a blow-off is. And this is exactly what they are up to.

They are clearly buying time. 1) Getting us out of the news cycle; 2) Shortening our preparation time for ISCOTT on Thursday morning; and 3) who knows what else. In any case, it’s clear to me they are not interested in working with us and do not take us seriously.

 

So the next step is to go to the ISCOTT meeting en masse tomorrow.  This is the committee of city departments who approve/deny the permit application for the event.  For more info on all of this and to volunteer to hand out flyers go here.

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Stuart Schuffman, aka Broke-Ass Stuart, is a travel writer, poet, TV host, activist, and general shit-stirrer. His website BrokeAssStuart.com is one of the most influential arts & culture sites in the San Francisco Bay Area and his freelance writing has been featured in Lonely Planet, Conde Nast Traveler, The Bold Italic, Geek.com and too many other outlets to remember. His weekly column, Broke-Ass City, appears every other Thursday in the San Francisco Examiner. Stuart’s writing has been translated into four languages. In 2011 Stuart created and hosted the travel show Young, Broke, and Beautiful on IFC and in 2015 he ran for Mayor of San Francisco and got nearly 20k votes.

He's been called "an Underground legend": SF Chronicle , "an SF cult hero": SF Bay Guardian, and "the chief of cheap": Time Out New York.

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