Potter Park Zoo’s Fate is in the Hands of Ingham County Voters
Ingham County voters will decide Nov. 8 if they want to renew a millage that keeps the Potter Park Zoo operating.
The countywide millage has been in place for a decade and generates the vast majority of the zoo's revenue, projected to be around $3.5 million in 2017.
Most of the rest of its revenue comes from admission and parking fees, about $600,000 and $185,000 respectively. But the zoo almost certainly wouldn't survive if the millage fails.
The land is being leased from the city of Lansing and would revert back to the city if the millage fails. The Lansing State Journal has all the details.