Zoomars Petting Zoo owner Carolyn Franks may have wanted to keep a lower profile at recent Planning Commission meetings regarding whether her dinosaur statue can stay but is preparing for a whole different sort of campaign when it comes time for the City Council review.
The Planning Commission has rejected what many in the community call Juan and a whole host of other improvements Franks wants to make at the petting zoo.
The City Council is scheduled to take up the issue “one last time,” as the Zoomars Facebook page phrases it, April 2.
Visitors to Zoomars are being asked to sign a petition to save the dinosaur – which Franks say may be a brontosaurus after all these months of the public believing he’s an Apatosaurus.
“In fact, we now believe it's actually a brontosaurus, not an Apatosaurus, since the tail is on the ground... not to mention, it may even be a 'SHE,'” Franks said.
Should Franks walk out victorious in April, she plans to hold a name-the-dino contest, she said.
“SZD4213 is our ‘social movement’ and stands for SAVE ZOOMARS DINOSAUR at the City Council Hearing on 4/2/13,” Franks said.