Wednesday, July 22, 2009

City Council Committee Snubs Tax Hike

"The Finance Committee of the Jacksonville City Council said no to the Fix it Now tax hike proposal that Mayor Peyton is shopping around the city."

"The committee voted to approve an amendment to set the millage rate at 8.48, which happens to be the current millage rate for homeowners."

"We felt it important to get into our budget and cut unnecessary expenses and dig into the budget process before we raise taxes," said City Council president Richard Clark. "We need to look at the budget before we look at tax increases."

"The issue will be voted on by the full city council on July 28. The committee has a total of 7 members."

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