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Topic: What became of key west street regulations?
Message: Posted by: Endless West (Mar 25, 2014 10:41PM)
Whatever became of the regulations that key west was placing on street performers?
I know Mallory square is still thriving, but working Duval was apparently regulated away.
I found an old thread discussing it here:
http://www.themagiccafe.com/forums/viewtopic.php?topic=420951&forum=6

I was in key west a month ago and saw only one guitar player on Duvall street the whole time.
In the old thread it was mentioned that key west has a $150 permit, I believe, plus insurance requirements. Anyone know if this still enforced?
Message: Posted by: inhumaninferno (Mar 26, 2014 06:17PM)
I think they waived the permit fee for performers but have an insurance requirement. The also limit to certain areas of Duval St. and say you have to be X distance from corners and other performers.
Message: Posted by: Endless West (Mar 27, 2014 08:16AM)
At one point do permits and regulations become unconstitutional. Having to be "permitted" by the government to exercise your rights seems like an oxymoron. I feel like some of the "blocking the right of way" charges they try to stick performers with are about the same as the disorderly conduct charge the stick people with. It's one of those that's so in the discretion of an officer that there's nothing you can say or do to fight it.
That's good that the permit is waived, but having to have insurance to do card tricks is just as crazy in my mind.
Message: Posted by: inhumaninferno (Mar 27, 2014 08:29AM)
Still need a permit. No charge for it but must show proof of insurance and file paperwork. Governments are not about freedoms, they are about control. Politicians are about getting re-elected. The politicos catered to a small vocal minority of shop owners who felt that since they have to lease their space, they control the sidewalk in front of their store so no one should be allowed to make money "for free".
Message: Posted by: ed rhodes (Apr 12, 2014 04:55AM)
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On Mar 27, 2014, NeutronBomb wrote:
At one point do permits and regulations become unconstitutional. Having to be "permitted" by the government to exercise your rights seems like an oxymoron. I feel like some of the "blocking the right of way" charges they try to stick performers with are about the same as the disorderly conduct charge the stick people with. It's one of those that's so in the discretion of an officer that there's nothing you can say or do to fight it.
That's good that the permit is waived, but having to have insurance to do card tricks is just as crazy in my mind.
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Well, the government already requires permits for the media, television and radio people have to have permits to broadcast.
Message: Posted by: Endless West (Apr 16, 2014 05:59PM)
Yeah I'm not in favor of the FCC either.