Daley Still Looking for Private Company to Run Taste
By Chuck Sudo in News on Feb 8, 2011 7:20PM
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Daley said that the city still wants to outsource the festival's production because it's simply become too expensive to operate it in house:
"The cost of government goes up, you know that," Daley said at the opening of a senior housing development in the Pilsen neighborhood. "Not-for-profits, other institutions, can manage it much better."
Daley still thinks that Taste can be accessible without the Celebrate Chicago plan to charge admission to the festival itself, and a separate admission to a concert area featuring big name acts. Of course, former Cultural Affairs Commissioner Lois Weisberg said that a Taste run by a private company offering a free admission is impossible.
And the saga continues.