Media ReportMay 20, 2006
Cop fee threatens festivalsThe Detroit News
The city of Detroit may raise the cost of permit fees and the cost of police protection to as much as $80,000 for summer festivals. This could alter, or end, many summer events and festivals. Representatives for a number of downtown events met recently to discuss a strategy in view of the higher fees. The Detroit Festival of the Arts, which takes place on the Wayne State campus and surrounding streets in the Detroit Cultural Center , may confine itself next year to the WSU campus, which is state property exempt from many of the city’s taxes, according to the article.