Thursday, September 03, 2015

City's 450th Contracts With More Than 70 Performing Artists

UNFRIENDLY FORM CONTRACTS Leave Much to Be Desired: Pitiful. Odiferous. Contracts of Adhesion.  Yuck!
If you are a performing artist, know one or were one, would you sign this dumb 'ole contract without crossing out at least a few words? Our City still hates musicians, and it shows. Hick hack City Attorney ISABELLE CHRISTINE LOPEZ needs a performance evaluation. Now.

Entertainment Services Contract – City of St. Augustine
Agreement between
___________The City of St. Augustine_____________
(City) Performance date: ______________________ Performance fee: ______________________
􏰀􏰀􏰀􏰀 T E R M S & C O N D I T I O N S 􏰁􏰁􏰁􏰁
(1) Performer shall determine with the City the time required for access to performance venue.
(2) The performance venue is an outdoor stage (______________________________________________). Electrical source will be provided as described in the diagram (attached). The City will provide no support equipment (i.e. chairs, lighting, etc...)
(3) If the performance is cancelled prior to the time of the scheduled start of the performance and is not rescheduled this agreement will be considered terminated and payment will not be made to the performer. If the performance must be stopped after it has started, this agreement will be considered fulfilled, and the Performer will be paid in full. Any decision to postpone, stop or cancel the performance will be at the discretion of the Chief of Police for the City.
(4) Full payment shall be made by check to the Performer on the
date of the performance and will be made payable to the party as determined by the Performer.
(5) Venue for any legal proceedings arising out of this agreement shall lie in a court competent jurisdiction located in St. Johns County.
(6) Each party to this Contract shall be entitled to seek enforcement of this Contract against the other party and shall have all remedies available at law or in equity, including the remedy of specific performance and all forms of injunctive relief. The CITY, however, specifically and expressly, reserves all rights to sovereign immunity granted to municipalities by law, including, but not limited to, Section 768.28, Florida Statutes.
For the Performer:
________________________________ __________________________________ __________________
Signature Printed Name Date
For the City:
________________________________ __________________________________ __________________
Signature Printed Name Date

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