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Tucson voters approve sales tax to improve Reid Park Zoo

ELECTION RESULTS: Proposition 202, 203
Posted at 7:35 PM, Nov 07, 2017
and last updated 2017-11-10 00:13:38-05

Tucson voters have approved a small jump in sales tax to help improve Reid Park Zoo by a very slim margin.

The Pima County Elections department updated the voting numbers just before 3 p.m. on Thursday.

To pay for repairs and upgrades, the Reid Park Zoological Society was asking voters to raise the sales tax one-tenth of one percent.

Prop 202 would authorize a temporary (ten-year) increase in the sales tax and the creation of a dedicated fund for the Zoo in the City Charter.

The yes vote is at 52 percent. The no vote is at 47 percent.

Prop 203 would amend the Tucson city code to implement the temporary sales tax increase.

The yes vote is at 50 percent. The no vote is at 49 percent.