Barry Bone says private interests that profit from using Austin’s Zilker Park for concerts should routinely compensate Rollingwood, a 1-square-mile city on the other side of MoPac Boulevard (Loop 1) from the park.
Bone, Rollingwood’s mayor, declared in an opinion column published in the June 13 edition of the weekly Westlake Picayune that C3, the promoters behind the annual Austin City Limits Music Festival, had rebuffed his request that it pay $150,000 to Rollingwood “for six nights of disruption, plus expenses, to compensate our city for the festival.”
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Statement: Says that when the Rolling Stones performed in an Austin park, they paid $25,000 to the nearby city of Rollingwood “for one night of inconvenience.”