Amended Proposal Summary
Commercial Use Fees Draft
POFA Policy Revised DRAFT with redlines
POFA Policy Revised DRAFT without redlines
POFA Procedures Revised DRAFT with redlines
POFA Procedures Revised DRAFT without redlines
After hearing feedback from many individuals and organizations, we’ve developed a revised POFA proposal which we believe will better meet the needs of everyone involved in this permit policy – neighbors, providers, non-profits and professional fitness organizations.
A public hearing on these proposed changes will take place at the DPRAB Board Meeting on September 12, with the desired outcome being a recommendation from DPRAB to the Manager on both the policy and the fee structure.
We’ll then forward the fees to City Council for approval, with implementation to begin in early 2014.
Comments can be directed to Jeff Green at firstname.lastname@example.org, and we will post public feedback on the new proposal periodically so all interested parties can see the conversation.
The link below details the specific changes between the original proposal and the revised proposal. However, in general, the changes we are proposing include:
- Revision to the “per hour/specific park /specific zone location” permit structure, to a “flat fee/ specific park/no specific zone location permit”, with fees based upon Tier I/Tier II and Turf/Trail (previously known as Exclusive/Non-Exclusive).
- Permits issued for 6 months sessions (May-October) and (Nov- April).
- Cost recovery is based upon type of user group, not per hour impacts. Turf group fees are higher than trail users, larger groups more than smaller groups.
- New category for smaller groups – (5 or less) where previously there was no distinction. This will provide smaller classes or personal trainers a fee based upon their diminished impacts.
- Permit will be for a park, not a specific location permit at a specific time, giving providers more flexibility to program classes on an as-needed basis.
- Reduced fees for the non-profit sector.