Anonymous has left a new comment on your post "It Is What It Is":
It would have been helpful at that mob-meeting if the town
had seen fit to hand out those figures in your post to those attending. Maybe it
would have filtered through to some of them that they were involved in a giant
rip-off. Or not
The Market opened yesterday. Already signs are, it will be our newest hot bed of political intrigue.
The new president, the jam lady, came to Council a couple of weeks ago. Introduced the new market manager. Did not reveal source of funds for manager.. Rumour has it new owners of Wells Street School property have provided the necessary.
The new president and manager have ambitious plans for the Farmers Market to become a cultural event and all that jazz.
Yesterday, .a new wrinkle was added. A Code of Conduct was distributed to vendors by the president and manager, with expressed requirement it be signed before the end of business yesterday.
It appears market vendors may have had no input into the code. .
A clause in the Code requires vendors not speak to the press.
Market "officials" have apparently become closely affiliated with the force occupying Church Street School.
It looks like an alliance..
They have not rented the band shell in the park. But they have erected a tent on the dance space in front of
the band shell. It is not known at this time if a permit fee was paid.
Yesterday, apparently, the St Kitts woman was much in evidence. Took over the microphone in the tent and used the opportunity to promote the family Jazz Festival.
.They have no booth in the Market therefore no permit fee paid.
A valid connection is not apparent.
Did you catch what I said yesterday.
The town does not lease the park. No user fee is charged for its use. The park is public. Open to all.
Why then is a fence erected during the jazz festival to exclude people who have a right to use the park,, by people who have no right to exercise authority over the park.
It will be the next question I ask of the town's administration
How did this come about?
Well, it appears to. mean, anybody from anywhere, can bring a fence to an Aurora park, fence all or part off and demand other people pay to be allowed to enter.
A resident might just want to walk a dog. Toss a frisbee. Play ball with a child. Check out thetalent.
Yet a stranger with no authorty whatsoever, including a permit, could conceivably fence off the children's playground and charge an admission fee. Or a soccer field or a baseball diamond, Or a basket ball net.
Or a gazebo.
Whatever is there in our parks is free to be exploited by whatever bandit may decide to erect a fence and charge a fee or rent out space in our parks to vendors and food-stands.and beer gardens and collect revenue from a space they nave no right to..
Why not ? The St Kitts Family Music Enterprise does it
What gives them the right?
Certainly not payment of a user fee.