Wednesday, November 2, 2011

Zoo Tax Election November 8th

On Tuesday, November 8th, residents of Clay and Jackson counties will decide whether to approve an 1/8th-cent retail sales tax to help fund new attractions and improvements at the Kansas City Zoo.
The funds would help pay for a new Penguin Exhibit, new Predator Canyon/Tiger Exhibit, new Kid’s Wet Play Zone, a Gorilla/Ape Exhibit, Orangutan Canopy, a Giraffe Tree Tops viewing area, a renovated sea lion cove and other projects.
It would also expand the zoo’s education program, fully sponsoring science educational field trips for local schools, and creating dedicated “Zoomobiles” to bring programming to schools, libraries, community centers and other public places in each county.
Jackson County residents would also receive half-price admission to the Zoo, and four free Zoo days per year.
If approved, the tax is expected to fund more than 100 new permanent jobs, in addition to construction jobs.
The tax would mean an additional penny for every $8 in taxable purchases in Jackson County.
Polls will be open from 6am to 7pm Tuesday. For more information about poll locations, Grandview residents should contact the Jackson County Election

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