Editorial: Raising fees sensible step to boost parks


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In this era of property-tax caps, local governments in Indiana have limited means of raising additional revenue.

If they can’t or choose not to raise property taxes, then one of the remaining options is to raise user fees.

That’s what the Greenwood parks department has chosen to do. If you want to rent a park shelter next year, you’ll pay more. And if you want to use the city’s amphitheater for an event, you will be able to rent it, which is a change from past practices.

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