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Inflation spurs talk of tax and fee cuts in Jacksonville

Bob Self
Florida Times-Union
Jacksonville City Council member Danny Becton wants Mayor Lenny Curry to roll back the property tax rate when he builds his 2022-23 budget.

As Jacksonville residents deal with paycheck-eating inflation, proposals are bubbling up at City Hall for potential cuts in the property tax rate, the local gas tax and even the residential garbage collection fee.

Whether any of those ideas can gain enough support to happen will play out in the coming months. Compared to a year ago when City Council approved a doubling of the local gas tax to pay for a host of projects, the pendulum has swung this year toward looking at reductions of various kinds.

"The idea is people want to see something happen — that we're actually taking steps to try to go back and help people who need it," City Council member Al Ferraro said.

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