Goodall supports zoo levy
The Cincinnati Zoo & Botanical Gardens is adding perhaps the biggest name yet to the list of supporters of its March 4 tax levy. World renowned primatologist Jane Goodall supports the zoo levy, according to the campaign.
“I am honored to have the opportunity to share with the leaders and residents of Hamilton County how respected and admired the Cincinnati Zoo is throughout the world,” said Goodall in a statement. “Your wonderful Zoo is a world-leader in conservation. I am quite certain that countless wonderful experiences and lifelong memories are created at your Zoo for the many children and families who visit. I am proud to be associated with the Cincinnati Zoo.”
The zoo is seeking a 0.46-mill renewal levy to pay for animal care and maintenance of buildings.
It would cost the owner of a $100,000 home $9.44 a year, $1.78 more than they pay he pays now.
Cincinnati Pops Maestro Erich Kunzel, NBA Hall of Fame basketball player Oscar Robertson and Cincinnati wildlife artist John Ruthven have also endorsed the levy.