Columbus Zoo and Aquarium Columbus Zoo Smoking Ban Takes Effect Friday By Associated Press • Apr 7, 2016 The Columbus Zoo and Aquarium will join several others around the country by prohibiting smoking on its grounds. Columbus Zoo Officials Want Replacement Levy On November Ballot By Jim Letizia • Jun 18, 2015 The board of the Columbus Zoo has approved asking taxpayers for financial assistance. Columbus Zoo Projects Record Attendance By Jim Letizia & Associated Press • Oct 10, 2014 Officials at the Columbus Zoo project attendance will set a record this year. Columbus Zoo Delays Levy Request By Jim Letizia • Jul 10, 2014 There will not be a Columbus Zoo levy on the November ballot. Columbus Zoo Ends Plans For Downtown Campus By Mike Foley • Jun 5, 2014 Franklin County voters won't be asked again to pay for a downtown expansion of the Columbus Zoo. Columbus Zoo Levy Might Be On 2015 Ballot By Jim Letizia • May 15, 2014 Columbus Zoo officials say they may place a renewal issue on the ballot next year, after voters overwhelmingly reject a permanent tax increase earlier this month. Columbus Zoo Levy Fails, Cleveland Sports Tax Passes By Mike Foley & Associated Press • May 7, 2014 Voters in Ohio's two largest counties have gone in opposite directions on using taxpayers' money for leisure pursuits. Corporate Columbus Backs Zoo Levy By Jim Letizia • Apr 25, 2014 Campaign finance reports show backers of the Columbus Zoo property tax levy on the May ballot have raised more than 500 thousand dollars, while opponents have spent nearly 21 thousand so far. Citizens Form Group To Oppose Columbus Zoo Levy By Jim Letizia • Mar 7, 2014 A group of rougly two dozen Franklin County residents has filed the paperwork to form a political action committee opposing the Columbus Zoo levy on the May ballot. Columbus Zoo Officials Seek Permanent Tax Levy By Jim Letizia & Associated Press • Jan 9, 2014 The board of directors of the Columbus Zoo voted yesterday to put a permanent, 1.25 mill property tax levy on the May ballot. Scioto Peninsula Plan By Mike Foley • Aug 14, 2013 Columbus Downtown Development Corporation Columbus and Franklin County officials have unveiled some major plans for the downtown 56-acre site west of the river near COSI.