Tax allowed zoo to be centerpiece of Oklahoma tourism

Published: July 13, 2012

In response to Linda Kennedy Rosser (Your Views, July 7): Oklahoma City has come into the 21st century with its emphasis on parks, culture, recreation and family activities. The 1/8th-penny sales tax voted in several years ago has allowed the Oklahoma City Zoo to become a centerpiece for Oklahoma tourism. My family recently went back east for a vacation. We met a family from California who specifically visited the Oklahoma City Zoo as a stop on their eastward travels. Without the continued 1/8th-penny sales tax, we can't maintain, much less expand, one of the crown jewels of our city. Now isn't the time to abandon our dreams for a progressive, vibrant and truly attractive community for the future.

I'm proud to be from Oklahoma City and to have lived here all of my life. I recognize the importance of a strong community spirit. Let the public, not the city council, decide on where we spend our money.

Diana Kennedy, Nichols Hills


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