[see this post for background on this issue]
After much back and forth, it seems the City has ultimately succeeded in destroying the soul of the Alberta community. I met with Dingo at the Clown House a few days ago and things seemed to be “OK”. Much of the random parts and bikes were gone but there were still enough tall bikes, circus props and other things in the yard that it felt like potential for a re-birth was possible.
However, in the most recent update, the City has said, “everything must go”. The stage, all the bikes, everything but “the lounge chairs,” according to Dingo. This is a huge shock to me because I thought there was a chance for everyone to get on the same page and figure out a more amicable solution. I had a productive (I thought) conversation with the head of the Office of Neighborhood Involvement, Jimmy Brown.