A number of folks have in touch with me about saving the Franklin Park zoo from the Governor’s veto pen. I am supportive of doing that in principle. I don’t know whether to credit the threat to kill animals, but I do know that the zoo is an important educational and recreational institution in an underserved part of Boston and I feel strongly about it on that basis.
Two lines of information development are on going right now which will tell us whether we can save the zoo: (1) We are getting a better handle on the latest revenue estimates — so far we have not overridden the Governor’s money vetos; we just aren’t sure we can afford to as revenues continue to fall. (2) We are letting people sort out how the zoo can be saved in other ways. I’ll report back as progress develops, probably by the end of July. I am cautiously optimistic.