Proposition A1 is an arrogant attempt to divert public money to a private (non-profit) organization. You see the cutsy signs going up on lawns. The Zoo appears to be spending some of the $1 million war chest they accumulated last year to buy a 25-year theft of your money. If the Zoo can do this, why not the Boy Scouts? OR, Hosterman's election campaign?
If we defeat a parcel tax for the education of our children and pass one to fund expansion of the zoo into more of Knowland Park, I despair at the ignorance of Pleasanton.
What the Oakland Zoo should be doing if they have a funds problem is laying off staff and eliminating exhibits just like our school, fire departments, police and families are doing throughout the county.
Where do I get $171 million? If A1 passes, the Zoo will rake in a million a month. With that income you can pay off a 25 year loan of 171 million. That is $171,000,000.00!