Cincinnati Zoo & Botanical Garden announced today that, after receiving the
unanimous support of the Board of Hamilton County Commissioners, the Zoo Tax
Levy has officially been accepted and placed on the November 5, 2013 ballot for
a renewal without a tax increase.
levy, officially listed on the ballot as Issue #2, would provide property tax support for the Zoo for
five years (2014-2018) and would cost the owner of a $100,000 home approximately
$10 per year.
The zoo levy is currently only 20% of the zoo's annual budget, down
from 41% in 1993.
Levy funds can be used
only for feeding and caring for zoo animals, for horticulture needs, and
building and maintenance repairs.
The levy approved by the Board of Hamilton
County Commissioners would generate, if approved by Hamilton County voters,
approximately $6.7 million annually for the next five years.
Friday, August 22 2014 3:11 PM EDT2014-08-22 19:11:37 GMT
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