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Legislation #: 091032 Introduction Date: 12/10/2009
Type: Special Action Effective Date: 12/20/2009
Sponsor: COUNCILMEMBERS FUNKHOUSER, FORD, CIRCO, GOTTSTEIN, HERMANN, JOHNSON, JOLLY, RILEY, SANDERS BROOK, SHARP, SKAGGS, CURLS AND MARCASON
Title: Recognizing December 13, 2009, as Kansas City Zoo Day in Kansas City, Missouri.

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12/9/2009 Filed by the Clerk's office
12/10/2009 Adopted

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RESOLUTION NO. 091032

 

Recognizing December 13, 2009, as Kansas City Zoo Day in Kansas City, Missouri.

 

WHEREAS, the Kansas City Zoo first opened its doors to the public on December 13, 1909, and will be celebrating its 100 year anniversary on that date by giving complimentary admission tickets which is what the pricing for the Zoo originally was; and

 

WHEREAS, on December 13, 2009, from 10:00 a.m. to 2:00 p.m. special activities will be held at the Kansas City Zoo that will include a zoo history presentation in the Zoo Lobby; and

 

WHEREAS, the Kansas City Zoo entertained more than 500,000 visitors in 2009; and

 

WHEREAS, the Kansas City Zoo educated more than 72,000 children from area schools; and

 

WHEREAS, the Kansas City Zoo provides for the well-being of more than 1,000 animals; and

 

WHEREAS, the Kansas City Zoo, through voluntary contributions and fundraising events, is dedicated to conservation and research; and

 

WHEREAS, the City of Kansas City, Missouri is similarly committed to the entertainment of its residents, the education of its children, and understands the moral responsibility to care for more than 1,000 animals; NOW, THEREFORE,

 

BE IT RESOLVED BY THE COUNCIL OF KANSAS CITY:

 

That the Mayor and Council hereby recognize December 13, 2009, as Kansas City Zoo Day in Kansas City, Missouri; and

 

BE IT FURTHER RESOLVED that this Resolution be spread upon the Minutes of the Council in testimony thereof and that a copy hereof be presented to Randy Wisthoff, Zoo Director, in appreciation by the Mayor, Council and citizens of Kansas City for supporting educational programs for the children in the community, enhancing the understanding of conservation and research, entertaining the residents and visitors to the community and caring for the animals.

 

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