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West Chester Busking “Street Musician” Ordinance

Wednesday, September 27th, 2017

by Daniel Brouse

WEST CHESTER, PA — West Chester Borough is making noise with their “Busking Ordinance”. The Borough adopted a “busking ordinance” in 2016; however, in 2017 it was discovered the approved ordinance was not the law published as Borough Code. In error, the Borough published the original draft without the major revisions that had been voted into law. The currently published law declares it is against the law to read within 100 feet of a library even with a permit, as well as, many other unconstitutional requirements.

On March 27, 2017, the Borough was contacted, and Borough Manager Michael Cotter stated, “The correct version is in the process of being posted.”

During August and September our office was contacted about several incidents of West Chester Police Officers enforcing the erroneous Code.

On September 27, 2017, the Borough was again contacted:

Dear Mr. Cotter,
Quite some time has passed since the Borough published the wrong “busking ordinance”. ( )
On March 27, 2017, you (Borough Manager Michael Cotter) stated, “The correct version is in the process of being posted.”
Since that time reports of rogue police officers trying to enforce the wrong law have surfaced.
Your prompt attention to this matter would be greatly appreciated.

As of publication date, we have not received a reply.

Look back in time:

West Chester Outlaws Singing, Dancing and Pantomime March 27, 2017
West Chester Busking Ordinance Monday, September 19th, 2016
West Chester Busking Public Hearing Monday, July 25th, 2016
West Chester Borough Petition Against Busking Ordinance Saturday, July 16th, 2016
West Chester Busking Ordinance Borough Council Saturday, July 16th, 2016
West Chester Borough Busking Ordinance Saturday, July 9th, 2016
West Chester Busking Ordinance
West Chester Borough Busking Press Release
Letter To West Chester Borough

The Ambler Gazette

Tuesday, May 23rd, 2017

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Phoenixville Firebird Festival

Sunday, December 4th, 2016

PHOENIXVILLE, PA — the 13th Annual Phoenixville Firebird Festival was held on December 3, 2016. The entire town joins in the celebration with over 20 bands playing throughout the business district. What musicians were not playing inside could be found on the streets and marching in the parade. A drum brigade, firebird dancers and a marching band led the procession from town to the fire location. There a two-story tall wooden bird was set ablaze.