Posted in music | venues on July 6, 2012

Coachella 2012 (more by Dana (distortion) Yavin)

As mentioned earlier this week, Coachella were threatening to move their location out of Indio, CA due to a proposed tax from the city. That proposal has since been dropped. A letter on the city of Indio's website from Council Member Ascencion "Sam" Torres reads:

Indio, Calif., (July 5, 2012) - Today, Council Member Ascencion "Sam" Torres announced the decision to suspend activity on the proposed admission tax ballot initiative. Along with the committee, his efforts were based on the desire to generate additional revenue to support city services in these tough economic times.

According to Council Member Torres, "the potential for the music festivals to move out of the city exists, and if this should occur it would negatively impact the region; I cannot in good conscience allow this to happen no matter how dire the city's circumstances." Mr. Torres adds, "My sincere hope is that we can now move past this episode and I personally look forward to working to enhance relationships."

"I applaud Mr. Torres' decision and thank him for putting the city's long term prosperity first," said Indio Mayor, Glenn Miller. "We are committed to working with Goldenvoice to identify mutually beneficial solutions to ensure that the music festival economic engine stays in Indio and continues to boost the regional economy," continued Mayor Miller.

The music promoters commitment to Indio and the Coachella Valley have gone far beyond the music world as they support several important charitable, non-profit, civic, and arts organizations in the region. In addition, Goldenvoice has gradually become a major regional employer through its festivals for the months of March and April and their festivals have resulted in millions of dollars in revenue to support the local community.

Coachella 2013 (April 12 - 14 and April 19 - 21) and more to follow will go on as planned.



Comments (12)

they should just add a tax to the hummus sales

Posted by Anonymous | July 6, 2012 1:11 PM

that was quick

Posted by Anonymous | July 6, 2012 1:28 PM

Every municipality in failshit California is trying to bleed every stone they can find. Why won't Occupy losers and other Coachella types pay their fare share to help prop up that shitty, sinking state?

Posted by Anonymous | July 6, 2012 1:59 PM

I can't wait to see that great movie Savages....

Posted by Anonymous | July 6, 2012 1:59 PM

How did I know that our resident right wing troll would pipe up on this one?

Posted by Anonymous | July 6, 2012 2:10 PM

How do Coachella balls taste, Ascencion "Sam" Torres?

Posted by Anonymous | July 6, 2012 2:21 PM

"How did I know that our resident right wing troll would pipe up on this one?"

Probably because you know that I'm right.

Posted by Anonymous | July 6, 2012 2:44 PM

Too funny. The idiotic liberals clamors for more taxes, then when they finally get one (to a municipality that could probably use the money) they threaten to run.

Exhibit A as to the hypocrisy of the left.

Posted by Anonymous | July 7, 2012 7:42 AM

A good insight and ideas.. I will use it in my article. You’ve obviously spent a lot of time on this. Congratulations!

Posted by miniclip | August 30, 2012 4:32 AM

I can't wait to see that great movie Savages....

Posted by MariaWhite | November 6, 2012 2:42 PM

Indio would have been crazy to try to tax the concert and send them away, but they almost did it. Good move changing their minds.

Posted by tax 2012 | January 29, 2013 8:11 PM

glad that the festival is staying.

Posted by jordon | July 27, 2013 3:38 PM

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