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File #: 63598    Version: 1 Name: Fee Modification Reports for 2019 and 2020
Type: Communication Status: Held in Committee
File created: 1/5/2021 In control: FACILITIES PROGRAMS AND FEES SUBCOMMITTEE (Parks)
On agenda: Final action: 1/11/2021
Enactment date: Enactment #:
Title: Fee Modification Reports for 2019 and 2020
Attachments: 1. 2019 Fee Modification Report.pdf, 2. 2020 Fee Modification Report.pdf


Fee Modification Reports for 2019 and 2020



The Board of Park Commissioners approved File# 49380 “Authorizing the Parks Superintendent to Approve Fee Modifications for Use of Parks Space” in October 2017. 



Fee modifications for events and uses that do not fit within the standard fee structures may be approved by the Parks Superintendent  and can allow the Parks Division to respond to the needs of park users in a timely, practical manner. Situations where fee modifications may be used include:

                     Legacy user groups that predate the establishment of a new fee and have mitigating circumstances that need to be addressed with a fee modification.

                     A pilot concept for a use that would have minimal impact, only occur at one park location and does not have an established fee in the Park Division fee schedule.

                     Uses that align with the citywide goal of Racial Equity and Social Justice.


Fee modifications are developed by staff and must meet a number of requirements as defined in this action, and in some situations may be required to be reviewed by Board of Park Commissioners prior to implementation. The Parks Superintendent is required to provide an annual report to the Board of Park Commissioners on all fee modifications.  Due to staffing shortages and the onset of the Coronavirus pandemic, the 2019 Fee Modification Report had not been reported yet.