Kent Co. Commissioners approve zoo, museum tax proposal, WZZM

Kent County voters in November will help decide a funding plan for the John Ball Zoo and Grand Rapids Public Museum.

On Thursday, the Kent County Commission approved a 10-year measure to provide a dedicated funding source for both organizations.

If approved, it would cost the average Kent County homeowner an additional $37 a year and would raise about $9 million.

Organizers say it’s necessary because the public subsidy from the City of Grand Rapids has been eliminated.

The election is scheduled for November 8.

Earlier on the air, WZZM 13 said the proposal would cost the average Kent County homeowner an additional $37 a month — that is not correct. The correct figure is $37 a year.

View full story:

Kent Co. Commissioners approve zoo, museum tax proposal