JACKSONVILLE, Fla. -- The Jacksonville City Council has tentatively agreed to raise the millage rate 1.5 mills. That amounts to about $75 extra per year, for each $100,000 your home is worth.
Homeowners like John Ford said that extra expense is going to add up. "We're going to take a hit on the chin."
He owns five properties in Springfield, a neighborhood he's helping revitalize with his own hands.
He said, "Specifically here in Springfield, we're all trying to make a better community by renovating a lot of these houses. And so every dollar does count."
Ford said he wants to know more about where this extra money is going to go. Will it save libraries? Or will it fund pensions?
He said, "If it's going to help the community, overall, with libraries. The Riverwalk needs a lot of work. Things like that, I have less of a problem with that for sure."
Mayor Alvin Brown does not have the power to veto a tax increase.
It will be September before we know of the increase is a sure thing.