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Summer fun fee due for increase


POSTED: 01:30 a.m. HST, May 05, 2012

~~<p>Honolulu's Summer Fun program is one of the municipal legacies of the late Mayor Frank Fasi's long tenure in office, something that has simply become part of the city's recreational landscape. During the weeks of summer when children have more hours and energy to burn than their working parents do, Summer Fun has been an affordable way of keeping the keiki active, fit and entertained in a supervised park setting.</p>
<p>The program was free back when Fasi rolled it out, and so it remained for years. But like other benefits the city tax coffers once afforded (bus fares for seniors also have risen), changing economics and inflation have driven costs up. At $25 &mdash; the price in place for the past 22 years &mdash; it was still an incredible deal.</p>
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Honolulu's Summer Fun program is one of the municipal legacies of the late Mayor Frank Fasi's long tenure in office, something that has simply become part of the city's recreational landscape. During the weeks of summer when children have more hours and energy to burn than their working parents do, Summer Fun has been an affordable way of keeping the keiki active, fit and entertained in a supervised park setting.

The program was free back when Fasi rolled it out, and so it remained for years. But like other benefits the city tax coffers once afforded (bus fares for seniors also have risen), changing economics and inflation have driven costs up. At $25 — the price in place for the past 22 years — it was still an incredible deal. Login for more...



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