Cedar Point threatens to sue Sandusky

Posted Tuesday, January 25, 2005 9:21 AM | Contributed by Gemini

Cedar Point is threatening legal action against the City of Sandusky to defend against a change in the admission tax. Park officials call the proposed changes a "disproportional reliance" on Cedar Point.

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Tuesday, January 25, 2005 10:03 AM
I think I've seen this before...
Tuesday, January 25, 2005 10:31 AM
It's a pretty good think I think that CP isnt't in NY state you know how much taxe's they would engulf them with everything probably down to the last time someone pushe's the damn button on a water fountian. But anyways I think they should sorta step up againist the city, I think the whole situation of milking more money is kinda dumb.*** This post was edited by SFDLdan 1/26/2005 7:55:52 AM ***
Tuesday, January 25, 2005 12:05 PM
they should sue, it sounds like the city is trying to screw CP as if it was retaliating for the last tax that CP opposed.
Tuesday, January 25, 2005 12:50 PM
Here we go again.....

--Dave Althoff, Jr.

Tuesday, January 25, 2005 1:11 PM
The city is biting the hand that feeds it yet again.

West Mifflin is also biting the hand that feeds it with Kennywood.

The difference in the two situations is that Cedar Fair can afford legal proceedings, while Kennywood isn't quite so able.

I'll be watching this one.

Tuesday, January 25, 2005 1:20 PM
This presumes that there is a state/local statute that suggests tax burdens must be proportionally applied.

My prediction: Sandusky will keep fishing around for some tax structure that doesn't scream "sue me" but still manages to soak the tourists rather than the residents, and that eventually they will find one.

"Don't tax you, don't tax me. Tax that fellow behind the tree.":
Senator Russell Long, (son of the infamous Huey Long) D-La.

Tuesday, January 25, 2005 1:49 PM
If Cedar Point sues the city of Sandusky, is that considered a 'class-action' lawsuit with all of the Cedar Fair investors notified and informed?
Tuesday, January 25, 2005 2:20 PM
I doubt it's a sue-for-money situation, rather a sue-to-stop situation. There'd be no reason to involve the investors.
Tuesday, January 25, 2005 7:16 PM
Cedar Point Just move to Nashville! We made tax cuts for Opryland, im sure we would make tax cuts for you!
Tuesday, January 25, 2005 8:56 PM
Park Man I think your wrong. One reason Cedar Point come to Alabama. Were bored of SFOG. Well pay for everything. $100 tickets ok I'd do it.VISIONLAND SUCKS WE NEED YOU.
Tuesday, January 25, 2005 10:09 PM
Why not move to Wyoming? Those poor souls don't have a coaster to call their own, and there's no Lake Erie to restrict building!
Tuesday, January 25, 2005 10:23 PM
There are no people, either.
Wednesday, January 26, 2005 5:49 AM
lol ... y would anyone tax your best attraction in the city? I mean I would give breaks to them, rather than tax them more
Wednesday, January 26, 2005 9:14 AM
If it's an American Company, tax the heck out of it.
If it's a foreign company, give them breaks.
If it's a small company, give 'em hope and crush them...
business life in the USA.
Wednesday, January 26, 2005 2:52 PM
Move Cedar Point? Oh, that's really rich.

No, literally, I mean that's rich - it would cost a fortunate. Magnum, Millie, TTD, WT, Raptor, etc. They have too many huge mega-coasters.

I'm more of a fan of Cedar Point, OH! :)

Wednesday, January 26, 2005 3:23 PM
Hey, the visitors to Cedar Point do impact the City of Sandusky. (Actually, they impact Perkins Township more but you get the idea.)

However, there is reasonable taxation to support the services they require and then there is taxing a company because you are just trying to raise money because the rest of your industry is otherwise stagnant. That is what is happening here.


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