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Posted: Tuesday, July 29, 2014 2:32 pm

Should a church group feeding the homeless at a city park be charged a fee? How about a soccer club using a city park for practice? Should some groups be charged, while others receive a discount?

These were among the questions discussed by the Lodi City Council on Tuesday as they explored the idea of imposing fees for certain group activities in parks.

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3 comments:

  • Jackson Scott posted at 5:56 pm on Wed, Jul 30, 2014.

    Jackson Scott Posts: 386

    I'll agree with Jose, to charge a church for feeding the homeless is crazy.

    The REAL issue here, and barely mentioned, are the groups you use various parks for commercial enterprise. The "Boot Camp" fitness group at 6am or the 9am "New Mommy Stroller Workout." These businesses need to pay a yearly fee and co-name the City of Lodi on their insurance. This has been a trending issue in bigger cities the past 5+ years.

    But what does the city do about the Hispanic soccer games & leagues that tear up the turf and don't pay any fees? You can see it at park in town, the same group of men, on the same days each week, playing soccer well past sundown.

     
  • Kenneth Huntley posted at 3:14 pm on Wed, Jul 30, 2014.

    Ken Huntley Posts: 37

    I must say that I'm truly disappointed in the reporter for writing such a one-sided story. Instead of assumptions and heresy, why not actually show up for the church in the park function? Its every Tuesday at 5PM. The church that provides food and blessings to the homeless most certainly does not leave trash behind. These people are respectful of their city that is home, and treat the parks like such. They leave it as clean as when they got there.

    Also the reporter could have interviewed the many people who attend the church in the park function to get their side of the story as well. The Associated Press calls this balanced reporting, something that is taught in junior colleges and universities everywhere.

     
  • Jose Sanborn posted at 6:35 pm on Tue, Jul 29, 2014.

    Jose Sanborn Posts: 36

    Charging a church who is feeding the homeless a fee seems a bit ridiculous to me.

     
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