Town Hall meeting with Mayor Curry July 28

San Marco area residents will have an opportunity to hear Mayor Lenny Curry discuss his proposal to extend a half-cent sales tax to pay down the City’s unfunded pension liabilities at a town hall meeting at 6 p.m. Thursday, July 28 at Southside Baptist Church in San Marco.

The gathering will be hosted jointly by the San Marco Preservation Society, District 5 Councilwoman Lori Boyer and Jacksonville Mayor Lenny Curry. During the meeting, Curry will address the challenges and limitations the City’s crippling pension debt is creating for citizens and neighborhoods throughout Jacksonville.

Residents will be called to vote on a referendum to decide on the sales tax extension during the primary election Tuesday, August 30. The yes/no question on the ballot will refer to adoption of the pension liability sales tax, with an end date of 30 years or elimination of the unfunded pension liability, whichever comes first.

During the town hall meeting, both Boyer, who is president of the City Council, and Curry will be available to answer questions.

The primary election ballot will include seats for Florida’s congressional representative, State Attorney, Public Defender, State Senator, State Representative, First District Court of Appeal (retention of six judges), 4th Judicial Circuit Judge, Clerk of the Circuit and County Courts, County Judge and Duval County School Board.

Also on the August 30 ballot is an amendment for the Florida State Constitution regarding tax exemptions for solar or renewable energy source devices.

Unable to make the meeting? Watch for a story about the event in The Resident’s August issue of the San Marco edition.

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