There will not be a Columbus Zoo levy on the November ballot.
Franklin County voters won't be asked again to pay for a downtown expansion of the Columbus Zoo.
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.
Voters in Ohio's two largest counties have gone in opposite directions on using taxpayers' money for leisure pursuits.
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.
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.
The board of directors of the Columbus Zoo voted yesterday to put a permanent, 1.25 mill property tax levy on the May ballot.
Columbus and Franklin County officials have unveiled some major plans for the downtown 56-acre site west of the river near COSI.