Mayor C. Kim Bracey Forces Permit Fees On Charity Event
“The safest way to make laws respected is to make them respectable.” • Bastiat
For the second time in as many years, the City of York stands as a barrier between a charitable organization and the people it works to serve.
York mayor Kim Bracey has ordered 2011 City of York Humanitarian Award recipient Bobby Brunner to pay a $35 permit fee (along with all other applicable fees) in order to be able to pass out food and donated items to the needy during a planned Sept. 6th giveaway.
Meeting Set in Response to Community Pressure
In response to intense community pressure, York mayor Kim Bracey is set to meet Thursday with commemorative basketball tournament organizer Wayne Scott. Mr. Scott’s permit to hold the Trey & Boo Classic basketball tournament was denied pending payment of nearly $13,000 in police reimbursement fees. Read the story here.
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…an injustice anywhere is an injustice everywhere.
The 3rd annual Trey & Boo Classic, a commemorative basketball tournament organized by community activist Wayne Scott, is being blocked by the City of York.
The Trey & Boo Classic, recognized as a positive city tradition, aims “to bring young people together and promote unity in our community”, said Scott. The annual event brings about 500 people to the city’s Penn Park; including athletes from Chester, Lebanon, Lancaster, Harrisburg, Philadelphia, and Baltimore.