KALAMAZOO, Mich. (WOOD) — Clearing a protester encampment out of Kalamazoo’s Bronson Park cost the city more than $15,000, newly obtained documents show.
24 Hour News 8 requested a breakdown of the costs for the park eviction from the city, through the Freedom of Information Act.
The biggest expense was to Kalamazoo’s Public Services Department. Its invoice dated Sept. 19 totals $9,666.12. That includes $4,459.65 in labor for cleaning the park, as well as $2,055.04 for equipment and $3,151.43 to restore the park and dispose of waste left behind by the protesters.
The Kalamazoo parks and recreation spent $1,810.64 in labor and equipment for the park cleanup, according to its invoice.
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