Mayor's Office Response to Possible Detroit Zoo Cuts
Statement by Derrick Miller, Chief Administrative Officer, City of Detroit
DETROIT, June 28 /PRNewswire/ -- The following is a statement by Derrick Miller, Chief Administrative Officer, City of Detroit: Back in April, the City of Detroit and the Zoological Society began negotiations on a transfer agreement that would provide a long-term solution for the continued vitality and viability of the zoo. The details of the "spin-off agreement" called for the Society to assume governing and management authority while the City would retain ownership of the assets, thereby creating a private/public sector partnership that has proven to be successful in other cities such as Houston, Kansas City and Seattle. Immediately, the City of Detroit may not realize the benefits of such a partnership, but know that our Mayor Kwame M. Kilpatrick and his administration will continue to look for long-range strategies for the zoo and our other cultural institutions.
SOURCE City of Detroit