Audubon Commission Hosts Public Meeting to Discuss Millage Rate
Audubon Commission to host public meeting at Audubon Zoo Administration Building, 6500 Magazine Street, New Orleans, Louisiana on Thursday November 14, 2019 at 4:00 p.m. The meeting is to consider levying additional or increased millage rates for Audubon Zoo and for Audubon Aquarium of the Americas without further voter approval or adopting the adjusted millage rate after assessment and rolling forward to a millage rate not to exceed the prior year’s maximum. The estimated 2019 tax collections for the Zoo and Aquarium are $11,970,797, and the estimated 2020 tax collections are $13,323,885. The estimated increase of $1,353,088 is attributable to the millage increase.
Audubon Nature Institute operates a family of museums, parks and research facilities dedicated to celebrating the wonders of nature. Through innovative live animal exhibits, education programs, and scientific discovery, Audubon makes a meaningful contribution to preserving wildlife for the future. Audubon Nature Institute flagships include Audubon Park, Audubon Zoo, Audubon Aquarium of the Americas, Entergy Giant Screen Theater, Audubon Butterfly Garden and Insectarium, Audubon Louisiana Nature Center, Freeport-McMoRan Audubon Species Survival Center, Woldenberg Riverfront Park and Audubon Wilderness Park. Ron Forman is President and CEO of Audubon Nature Institute.