Friday, March 27, 2009

City files suit against Pride organizers

The Seattle Gay News first broke the news that Seattle Out and Proud, organizers of the downtown Gay pride parade, still owed the City of Seattle for its use of the Seattle Center for post-parade festival in 2006.

Now, the city has filed a lawsuit in King County Superior Court on Monday seeking repayment, interest and attorney's fees. The total sought thus far is approximately $125,000 but could rise as the city incurs additional legal expenses.

The Stranger reports that SOaP made 13 payments totaling $10,200 and that the organization tried to negotiate a workable payment plan with the city for the last two and a half years.

The post-parade pride festival at the Seattle Center is now run by a private company.

2 comments:

Anonymous said...

Good. Perhaps the city will find out what happened to all the thousands of dollars they received.

Question is, will there be a parade this year?

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