Hoping to make it to one of the Coachella 2012 weekends next year? You might have to sit tight, because Coachella might not get the permits it needs to run the insanely popular music festival.
According to the LA Weekly, Coachella is about to go under an Environmental Impact Review under the California Environmental Quality Act (CEQA), because neighboring community La Quinta is wary of the noise and traffic level Coachella brings into the area. READ: Coachella partiers = a disruption to La Quinta's way of life. Add to this that Coachella expanded from one Coachella to two Coachella weekends, and you've got a full-blown issue heating up.
So the city of Indio hasn't approved Coachella permits or signed a contract just yet. The big thing here is that it's not certain if the CEQA review can be completed by the Coachella 2012 dates of April 13 - 15 as well as 20 - 22.
What do you think about this? Is La Quinta just doing this to squash the festival by using the old political trick of ordering an environmental review that can't be completed in time to prevent Coachella from happening?