By: Diane Benjamin
Below are the points I find interesting. You can read the entire report here: http://www.cityblm.org/index.aspx?page=21&parent=8106
Another problem that’s been discussed for years! Page 15
Zoo – Page 24
Revenue from admissions was up 13.3% for the current fiscal year. Last year, the revenue from admissions broke the all-time record for the Zoo in a fiscal year. This represents the fourth consecutive year the all-time attendance revenue record was broken. Attendance was down 3.3% for the current fiscal year compared to last year’s attendance. A 4% amusement tax began on 1 August 2014. The tax is included in this amount. Admission prices were raised on 1 January 2015.
When the entire paragraph is read, the first two lines take on a totally different meaning!
Interesting information from the Water Department: Page 31
Here’s how tax receipts are going: Page 33
Library visitors and circulation
continue to decline. Plans to add on continue however. Page 43