4 Reasons to VOTE NO on Mayor Curry's Tax Proposal

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Arash Kamiar, MPP provides four reasons why you should consider voting against Mayor Curry's tax proposal.

Robbing Peter to Pay Paul

Mayor Curry’s proposed sales tax deprives residents of the option to renew the Better Jacksonville Plan (BJP) in 2030.

BJP is a $2.5 billion dollar voter-approved initiative that directly funded many large-scale developments, infrastructure improvements, environmental preserves, public parks and a slew of other projects.

By creating a new sales tax, Mayor Curry will rob funds that could have gone towards improving Jacksonville’s quality of life to pay for the pension obligation.

If Mayor Curry's sales tax passes, for 30 years Jacksonville will lack a dedicated stream of dollars to invest in the city’s infrastructure.

Written by Arash Kamiar, MPP

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