In light of the three fatalities that resulted from music festival HARD Summer in SoCal two weekends ago, San Bernardino County Board of Supervisors Chairman James Ramos has brought up a previously dismissed proposal. He has asked the board to revisit the notion of a ban on electronic music festivals at the county-owned San Manuel Amphitheater.
The previous proposal, which was originally made by Supervisor Janice Rutherford, was shelved back in June. “I obviously don’t think the county should have these events at a county-owned facility anymore,” she said. “But I can’t bring it up for reconsideration. One of my colleagues will have to bring it up for consideration.”
Her remark prompted Chairman Ramos to bring the issue back to the attention of the board, recommending that they put it up for discussion following this year's edition of Nocturnal Wonderland, which will take place at the amphitheater on Labor Day Weekend. He did mention that he was considering a moratorium on electronic music events during the deliberations, but it does not appear as though it will apply to the festival.