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Jacksonville City Council approves Mayor Curry’s $1.55 billion budget

Jacksonville Daily Record

The Jacksonville City Council has approved Mayor Lenny Curry’s eighth and final budget — a $1.55 billion plan that includes a property tax rate cut and nearly $500 million in capital spending for parks, roads, drainage, Downtown and other infrastructure.

The vote Tuesday was 17-2, with council members Rory Diamond and Danny Becton voting no, citing what they saw as not enough property tax relief.

The council made few changes to Curry’s fiscal year 2022-23 budget proposal released in July that includes a record $545.27 million for the Jacksonville Sheriff’s Office.

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