For years I’ve heard from clients and friends who live in the Castro that most neighborhood dwellers have had their fill of the Halloween party that has gotten bigger and more dangerous every year. Bevan Dufty, the supervisor for the district, says the same thing. He and Gavin Newsom have proposed moving the soiree to the waterfront — Piers 30-32, specifically. There’s a big “if” factor, though; they don’t even know if that location is available on Halloween night.
But the point remains that a growing number of people in the neighborhood don’t want the mass gathering in their backyard anymore. The powers that be are saying it might take a few years to convince people not to congregate in the Castro on Halloween, but eventually, it can be done. The Chronicle has the story.