Greenway board looks to new sources for funding
State officials have warned they may cut out money dedicated to city park system by 2017
Facing the loss of state funding in five years, the nonprofit that manages the Rose Fitzgerald Kennedy Greenway is moving to increase contributions from private sources and seeking public input on how to improve the 15-acre park system in coming years. Directors of the Greenway outlined plans on Tuesday to eventually increase the budget to $6 million, a 36 percent increase from its current $4.4 million spending plan. But how to accomplish that remains a work in progress, with directors hoping to pay for much of the increase through a voluntary tax paid by commercial landowners along the downtown parks.