$25 for parking at Zion?

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$25 for parking at Zion?

Postby slingsnot » Thu Mar 08, 2012 8:27 am

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Re: $25 for parking at Zion?

Postby Dutchkiteboarder » Thu Mar 08, 2012 8:44 am

The best part of the story:
"I'm a Republican. I'm not used to fees. But the only way to get those parks where they are safe for people to use them is through fees," Osmond said.

So just because you are a Republican you are not used to them? :lol: :lol: :lol: :lol: :lol: oh boy its voting time again huh......
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Re: $25 for parking at Zion?

Postby skysurfr » Thu Mar 08, 2012 9:38 am

"annual" ....it's a parking permit good for the season.
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Re: $25 for parking at Zion?

Postby gbleck » Thu Mar 08, 2012 6:03 pm

As an annual fee OK. Not enthused but it beats $20 per at Waukegan. Wisconsin charges. Illinois is tottaly broke.

"I'd like to think adding fees would increase visitation and that it would help local economies,"

What is the logic on that statement?
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Re: $25 for parking at Zion?

Postby V » Sun Mar 18, 2012 6:17 am

Zion, too, huh? Yea better that $20 a day. That's outrageous.
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Re: $25 for parking at Zion?

Postby Jimbo » Sun Mar 18, 2012 9:30 am

Once a tax is instituted it is almost never repealed.
2) The revenue will most likely go into the general fund and my guess is that less than a third of it will be used for its intended purpose the rest will be used to pay off state debt, interest and other pet projects.
3) Who uses the parks? Regular middle class and poor families and their kids. Just another way for big brother to stick us in the ass and take our earned money and give it to someone else.
4) With gas heading to $5.00 a gallon, $25.00 to get into the park plus food and drinks? People may just go somewhere else to play.

And that's my two cents.
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Re: $25 for parking at Zion?

Postby adseguy » Sun Mar 18, 2012 10:15 am

I think the Waukegan people should band together and see who can talk to about getting these fees remove or at least lowered. You;d be surprised how a group of concerned citizens will be heard. Plus if you get a petition going (IE: people at the beach signing something) you'd get a huge list pretty quickly.
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Re: $25 for parking at Zion?

Postby Jimbo » Sun Mar 18, 2012 12:01 pm

Great idea :lol: I'll make a new post
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Re: $25 for parking at Zion?

Postby BeachBum » Sun Apr 29, 2012 9:11 pm

The mayor of Beach Park has publically stated that he thinks the park was slow in recovering from the storm. inorder to bolster their "tax" idea.
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