Hometown Events Safe, Council Says

After what Susan Goldbeckc alled a “tempest in a teapot,” Pacific Grove’s City Council voted unanimously Wednesday to exempt 10 downtown events from paying thousands of dollars in overtime and other costs to the city.

“You automatically pushed our protecting button,” former Feast of Lanterns president Sue Renz told the council.

‘Hometown spirit’ events in P.G. Events exempted from city fees: Good Old Days Fourth of July Celebration Feast of Lanterns Concourse Auto Rally & Barbecue Butterfly Parade Pacific Grove High School Homecoming Parade High School Marching Band Competition Holiday Tree Lighting Ceremony Stillwell’s Snow in the Park Holiday Parade of Lights

Hometown Events Safe, Council Says