SAN FRANCISCO—Catherine Stefani, a member of San Francisco Board of Supervisors requested the city attorney and district attorney to investigate the “SF Burning Man Party” held on Ocean Beach, on Tuesday September 8.
More than 1000 people gathered at Ocean Beach on Saturday, September 5, to celebrate the 34th year of Burning Man. Mayor London Breed criticized them with her comment on Twitter: “This was absolutely reckless & selfish. You are not celebrating. You are putting people’s lives at risk.”
Following that, on September 8, Catherine Stefani said that she considers the gathering as “selfish, dangerous, and unlawful” and she called for legal investigation. She added “For the past six months, we have been pleading with San Franciscans to share in the sacrifice of our small business owners and frontline workers to keep our community safe. Those responsible for this weekend’s gathering should be held accountable to the fullest extent of the law.”
She wrote to City Attorney Hettera and District Attorney Boudin, requesting them to enforce civil liability and penalties on the hosts of the large gathering on Ocean Beach. She pointed out that more than 1000 people joined the party for more than 10 hours, while health order limits the number of people for gatherings less than 12 unless participants are from the same household.
She is going to introduce a resolution at Board of Supervisors urging investigations and taking regal actions.
CBS SF reported that the gathering was promoted by a group Collective Conscious and Trap Home Productions. The party included performances, group exercises, and “1-minute group chant to provoke our highest potential.”