Council May Vote to More Permanently Waive Certain Fees for Civic and Patriotic Organizations

Published : Monday, May 6, 2019 | 4:46 AM

The City Council is expected to approve Monday the second reading of an ordinance that would permanently include within the Pasadena Municipal Code a fee waiver policy for use of City facilities by civic and patriotic organizations.

The ordinance would amend Title 3, Chapter 3.24, Section 3.24.030 of the Municipal Code to “memorialize” the fee waiver policy, which allows specific fees to be waived for events co-sponsored by the City, according to the City Attorney’s Office.

The fee waiver policy has been in place since November 1998. Since then, when the City Council adopts the General Fee Schedule each year, it has included a note recognizing fee waivers.

The fee waivers allow civic organizations free use of City facilities, fields, or areas for a City-sponsored or City co-sponsored event.

Some of these events charge admission or solicit donations to support the organization’s mission.

“The proposed amendment to the Municipal Code would allow for fee waivers for qualifying organizations attempting to raise funds by charging admission or collecting donations,” an Ordinance Fact Sheet prepared by the office of the City Attorney said. “Additionally, the proposed amendment would memorialize the fee waiver policy in the Municipal Code, rather than in the General Fee Schedule.”

Once adopted, the ordinance will be implemented by the Human Services and Recreation Department.

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