|: : : I could pay 50 Euros to the city but I feel it is deeply unjust.
: : That is like $65.00 U.S. dollars, right? I would pay it if it pays for the location, toilets, permits, trash receptacles and pick up, and secures the location.
: Ha ha, no. The 50 Euro is for a 10 page contract restricting almost everything you can do at the half pipe. Mobile toilet from a private company costs 150 Euro, power from a neighbor 30 Euro, 100 Euro insurance, etc. And it's not possible to pay the 50 Euro because I see it as punishment. I put in effort and time, I bear the financial risk and I have no means to compensate for the city fee. I can balance the other costs (weather and sufficient participants permitting) but I see no way to balance the city fee.
I'm an Anarchist at Heart anyway, but I agree with you, Bernard. Screw paying them to regulate you. I ran into similar BS here in the states organizing for RollerCon skatepark tour during my 1st year. They want skaters to adhere to a ridiculously higher standard for some reason. F that!!!
BTW, if you ever do decide to defect, you're always welcome to the guest room at Chez Cloetens here in Sin City....
Hope it works out for Hot LaWa.....Stick to your Guns, Bernard.