Duval County residents have been neglected for far too long. Think about all the opportunities to improve the quality of life in your own neighborhood. Most of those improvements would help improve quality of life in Jacksonville more than dumping hundreds of millions into Lot J and the Skyway.
With the assistance of the Jacksonville Chamber of Commerce, cancel culture continues to surface on the First Coast, this time over the proposed renaming of Robert E. Lee High School.
Matt Schellenberg: Jacksonville’s Proposed Gas Tax Hike Will Hurt the Poor, Bring Less Accountability...
Historically, the gas tax is a progressive tax that impacts the poor the most. Generally speaking, lower-income earners do not own gas-efficient cars and are not likely to purchase an EV vehicle in the next 10 to 20 years. More importantly, COVID-19 has changed the nature of work—perhaps permanently.
Every City Council member who works for a non-profit voted for Lot J. Five City Council members are double-dipping on taxpayers' money. Not only do they get a salary for being a City Council member and a pension, but they also receive a salary and pensions from their non-profit entities. These non-profits receive taxpayer money every year for a portion of their funding.
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