BioPark ticket prices on the agenda at Monday's Albuquerque City Council meeting
Posted at: 09/30/2012 9:37 PM
| Updated at: 09/30/2012 10:51 PM
By: Jill Galus
Ever since the ticket prices for the ABQ BioPark went up about a month ago, there has been plenty of talk of possibly lowering prices. The issue goes before city council Monday night.
Gilbert Montano, Deputy Chief Administrative Officer for the City of Albuquerque, told KOB he plans to stand his ground to keep the higher prices.
Some residents also told KOB they too think a $3 price increase is a good idea.
While the new proposal to lower fees would make it a cheaper trip to the BioPark, Montano said it just will not cut it.
"One dollar sounds good, to raise it, but it doesn't get the job done" Montano said. "Bottom line, the BioPark needs a lot of repairs" Montano said.
About a month ago, a day trip to the BioPark went up from $7 to $10.
Councilor Ken Sanchez is going to propose rolling back the price to $8, leaving the city with a $1 increase for BioPark renovations.
It is a move one woman told KOB she would support.
"Some of these family attractions are raising prices to the point where families can no longer afford to go," she said. "So in the long run when they raise the prices, they also reduce the number of people that show up and I'm not sure they're going to meet their goal by doing that."
The city council meeting begins at 5 p.m. Monday.