Fate of Zoo in Council’s Hands

Source: By: Kim Johnson, WDIO (MN), 12/08/2008 10:45:17 PM

The fate of the Lake Superior Zoo is now in the hands of the Duluth City Council. Councilors have to decide by the end of the year whether to close the zoo or transfer power to a non-profit called the Lake Superior Zoological Society. Under Society management, the city claims Duluth could dedicate $338,200 in tax dollars to other uses. If the transition happens, 10 full-time staff will be moved to other positions within the city.

….. An AFSCME rep says the city is required to negotiate the transition “in good faith” with the union, which it claims is not happening. The city denies that is the case.