Keep fees at 2018 level for years to come. Our city leaders don't have a clue that the parks, like Pershing Park, are all about being used by the good people of Racine when events are scheduled. Nobody is going to pay these outrageous fees. Why would you raise the fees 50 percent? I don't want to hear how other city fees compare to Racine. The goal for city leaders should be promotion and enjoyment of Park and Cultural Services, not how much money is made.
Salmon-A-Rama has been a good event leader, brings families, children and adults to view fish, bands and brings out of towners to Racine. These expenses are huge. That's why they left Festival Hall.
Pershing Park is a plot of land that sits unused year after year. The City and the Parks Department have a crew that already maintains the property. No additional resources are needed.
Let's enjoy our beautiful lakefront. It's a no-brainer.
John Young, Racine