Response to Query on Sponsorship of Pershing Square Concerts & Reserved Seating

The other month I wrote an email to the Parks & Rec Commissioners about my concern with sponsorship of the Pershing Square Concerts in connection with reserved seating for the events.

This is the Facebook post which caused my concern.

from: Richard Schave <schavester@gmail.com>
to: RAP Commissioners <RAP.COMMISSIONERS@lacity.org>
date: Mon, Jun 10, 2013 at 7:14 PM
subject: sponsorship of Pershing Square Summer Concerts
mailed-by: gmail.com

Dear RAP Commissioners & RAP GM:

I am writing to express my concern about the “sponsorship” of the
Pershing Square Concert series, which is basically creating reserved
seating for the first ten rows. I was under the impression that the
series was free to the public. So the creation of reserved seating
confuses me.

Here is a URL for future reference:

https://www.facebook.com/notes/pershing-square-downtown-los-angeles/season-passes-to-downtown-stage-summer-concert-series/363127807142797

Cheers

Richard

 

And I got a reply from Parks & Rec end of the end of last month,

 

BOARD OF RECREATION AND DEPARTMENT OF
PARK COMMISSIONERS CITY OF L0S ANGELES RECREATION AND PARKS

August 22, 2013

Mr. Richard Schauve Via e-mail: schavester gmaiL.com

Dear Mr. Schauve:
Thank you for your e-mail regarding the “Downtown Summer Concert Series” at Pershing Square. For the last 15 years, Pershing Square has offered free outdoor concerts to the downtown community. Due to the dedicated work of the Pershing Square staff and the Pershing Square Park Advisory Board this event has grown in popularity. Popular bands and great entertainment is also a result of support from local community sponsorship. Seats at the front are included as part of the sponsorship package. it is through their generosity that these concerts remain free to the public.
For any additional questions, please feel free to contact Recreation Supervisor Annamaria Galbraith-Stewart at (213) 485-1310.

Sincerely,

JON KIRK MUKRI

GENERAL MANAGER

KEVIN W. REGAN ASSISTANT GENERAL MANAGER

Operations Branch

cc: WA 13912
Board Communication N0. 6842
Metro Region HQ
Annamaria Gaibraith—Stewart, Metro Region

The link to the PDF of the reply letter.

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