I can attest that Noisebridge as a whole has been consistently attempting to get the elevator functional.
The core issue is that it’s not supposed to be Noisebridge’s responsibility. When we try to take responsibility, we are told we’re not supposed to fix the elevator ourselves (fair enough), and when we try to get the correct repair people to come deal with it, we get infinite delays and quotes of $100K or more.
Chicken John (yes that guy) told me he’d be willing to help us run a fundraiser, if it came to that. He said that’s a very compelling fundraising idea.
But hopefully the lease negotiation goes where it should… and we can get the landlord to actually put up the funds to fix the damn thing.