70070951 - Commonwealth Zoological Corporation

Account Description FY2009
7007-0951 Commonwealth Zoological Corporation
For the operation of the Commonwealth Zoological Corporation pursuant to chapter 92B of the General Laws; provided, that funds appropriated in this item shall be expended for the purposes of promoting private fundraising, achieving self-sufficiency and serving as a catalyst for urban economic development and job opportunities for local residents; provided further, that the corporation shall take all steps necessary to increase the amount of private funding available for the operation of the zoos; provided further, that funding in this item may not be transferred through interdepartmental service agreements; and provided further, that the corporation shall report to the house and senate committees on ways and means not later than February 1, 2010, on the status of, and amounts collected from, the private fundraising and enhanced revenue efforts identified in the draft Massachusetts Zoos Business and Operations Plan, dated December, 1996
6,700,000 2,500,000

Veto Explanation:  I am reducing this item by an amount not recommended in light of available revenues.