It amazes me to see the letters and comments from people from Leawood and Overland Park criticizing the mayor for cutting funding to the zoo.
Even though I don’t agree with the decision, I get angry when people outside Kansas City criticize. Reason: It is my tax dollars that pay for the zoo, the stadiums, the WWI memorial, the Sprint center — not theirs.
It is my tax dollars that are paying for the things that I cannot afford to take my grandchildren to see.
If it were not for the low cost of the zoo membership we would not be going there, and it is looking like that will be joining the ranks of the stadium and Sprint Center as unaffordable.
If you in Kansas are so interested, then why don’t you petition your city councils to help create a regional fund to support things like the zoo? Quit making me pay for your entertainment.