Saturday, July 25, 2009

Zoo seeks special tax district

The Zoo of Northwest Florida has two weeks of funding left in its coffers according to an article in the Pensacola News Journal. One of the proposed solutions is to create a special tax district that would fund the zoo over the next decade. The envisioned district would generate a tax bill of $20 on a piece of property with a taxable value of $100,000.

According to the article, the zoo's funding is set to run out August 7th, but the zoo's mortgage holder, the for-profit Animal Park Inc., has agreed to keep the zoo open in the short term and is obligated to care for the animals and secure new homes for them if the zoo should close to the public.

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