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Zoo asks commissioners for property tax increase to keep up operations

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CINCINNATI, OH (FOX19) -

The Cincinnati Zoo is asking for more money to keep up operations.

On Friday, zoo officials asked Hamilton County commissioners to put a property tax increase on the May primary ballot. The increase would generate about $2 million more dollars for the zoo.

Right now the owner of a $100,000 house pays $10.07 annually for the zoo. This would cost property owners an additional $6 per $100,000 of property value.

It would be the first property tax increase for the zoo in a decade.

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