The proposal is to stop allowing events to rent only part of a park. The new permit fee structure would require an event like Dolores Park Movie night to rent the park in its entirty; and therefore, pay a rate based on the maxim number of people that could fill the park. Currently, they only pay for what they use. Under the current method, a permit for a few hundred person movie night is only a few hundred dollars. Under the new method, the permit will cost $12,000.
SF Party Party is predicting the Delores Park Movie Night is just the first of many non-profit public event to hit the editing room floor, but not the last to fall. For more about this evil dominoe theory: Newsom Administration to kill Dolores Park Movie Night and SF Mime Troupe.