The Office of Film + Music and Special Events released the following statement about Capitol Hill Pride Festival organizer’s request for a permit to add a second day to their 2016 event:
“Due to a number of different major events the weekend of June 26th, and factoring in available Seattle Police Department staff resources, it isn’t feasible to accommodate a second day for the Capitol Hill Pride Festival this year. Consequently, Seattle’s Special Event Committee declined the Capitol Hill Pride Festival organizer’s request to add a second festival day, Sunday, June 26th. Upon appeal, the Administrative Review Committee upheld the permit denial. The decision to decline the additional day does not affect the traditional Saturday Capitol Hill Pride Festival event date, which will occur on Saturday, June 25,” said Joe Mirabella Communications Director for the Office of Film + Music and Special Events.