Good works put squeeze on Golden Valley

  • Article by: MARY JANE SMETANKA , Star Tribune
  • Updated: April 24, 2012 - 9:13 PM

Charity events and festivals are taxing the time of city employees.

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joydesmaraisApr. 25, 12 8:58 AM

Maybe GV should start teaching other municipalities how to do these things and charge for their expertise... in addition to a small increase in the permit/application fees.

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reader2580Apr. 25, 12 1:10 PM

If a group isn't mostly Golden Valley residents why not charge what it really costs in terms of city employeee time?

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rusty0101Apr. 26, 12 3:51 AM

I'd like to say something good about Golden Valley's interest in improving broader community relations.

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hobie2Apr. 26, 12 9:44 AM

Here's a novel concept to consider - instead of wringing hands and gnashing teeth over lack of labor (read, money) to handle events in the city, how about putting back the staff and charging so the costs are covered?... I am sure Golden Valley residents like to read about the city laying off people and then hear the city "leaders" complaining about having to spend too much time (labor, i.e.,money) without recompense.... Oh, and if you get 15 emails and you have so many events, maybe you could fire the city manager and get a manager who has the sense to make a posted guideline for events, so the event planners don't have to send 15 emails to get answers from city's employees and waste everybody's time? C'mon.. middle school councils do better t6han this.

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LittleEvaApr. 26, 12 9:54 AM

I do not understand why every city in the metro has to have its own Farmers Market and city festival. Why can't they get together and rotate it every few years? This year Whiz Bang Days in Robbinsdale, next year Duk Duk Days in New Hope or wherever it is. . .

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LittleEvaApr. 26, 1210:06 AM

Why does each community have to have its own farmers market and city festival each year? Why don't they get together and alternate? I'm glad someone is at least looking at focusing back at the needs of the city.

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