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Festival has $47 million net fund balance. Aldermen say it can afford to pay for police services.
Feb 4th, 2020 by Bruce Murphy
Charges ethnic festivals more rent than it pays city, like “a greedy landlord,” alderman charges. Nov 26th, 2019 by Bruce Murphy
Total donations from 2010 to 2018 helped pay for CEO Don Smiley’s "caviar lifestyle"? Nov 21st, 2019 by Bruce Murphy
Harbor House pays at least 7 times more than Summerfest per acre of lakefront land. Nov 14th, 2019 by Bruce Murphy
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Newspaper vastly inflates growth of Summerfest CEO Don Smiley’s compensation. Nov 11th, 2019 by Bruce Murphy
Don Smiley’s 2017 pay package includes $1.3 million deferred from prior years. City officials “shocked.” Nov 8th, 2019 by Bruce Murphy
No festival official attends scheduled meeting. Partnership with city “broken”, Ald. Murphy says. Nov 7th, 2019 by Bruce Murphy
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