How can the politicians in St. Clair, Madison and Monroe counties be expected to spend Illinois tax dollars on the St. Louis Zoo? The zoo board should not be allowed to expect these counties to pay the bills for the zoo. The founder of the St. Louis Zoo, Marlin Perkins, would be rolling over in his grave to listen to this board and board members' pipe dreams. The voters in all three counties should vote on these proposals.
James J. Harrigan