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  •  The only way I can see that being legit (1+ / 0-)
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    luckylizard

    would be if it's a "venue" open for anyone to sign up for limited-time exclusive use without charge.  It would be a suboptimal use of public resources, but as long as everyone gets to use it exclusively and equally at some point, then it would still be public.  But that's probably not what's going on there - probably just a run-of-the-mill privatization scheme.

    Business doesn't distinguish between making money and taking money.

    by Troubadour on Fri Mar 29, 2013 at 02:15:37 PM PDT

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    •  There are civic things that happen, (1+ / 0-)
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      but they don't block off the park for them.  For instance, the symphony gives concerts in the band shell during the summer.  Those are free and there is no restricted access.  There are also no vendors.  Church groups take turns providing desserts and coffee/soft drinks for a donation.

      The rest is purely commercial.

      -7.62, -7.28 "Hold fast to dreams, for if dreams die, life is a broken winged bird that cannot fly." -Langston Hughes

      by luckylizard on Sat Mar 30, 2013 at 10:08:11 AM PDT

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