Measure Z: 84% vote 'Yes' on extending sales tax for Fresno zoo improvements

FRESNO, Calif. (KFSN) -- Fresno voters appear to have overwhelmingly supported the passage of Measure Z, extending a sales tax that funds improvements at the Fresno Chaffee Zoo.

As of 9:45 pm, 84% of the votes counted so far were "Yes" on the measure. It needs 67% to pass.

The one-tenth of 1% sales tax passed in 2004.

The Sea Lion Cove was the first big project to get built using Measure Z money a decade ago. In 2015, the African Adventures exhibit opened.

Zoo officials expect to open its Kingdom of Asia exhibit in 2023.

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