WJXX-TV in Jacksonville covers Americans for Prosperity Tax Victory.
Mayor Peyton held an unexpected press conference last week and announced that he was no longer seeking a tax increase to fund his Jacksonville Journey proposal.
Essentially, his $250 million tax increase was defeated.
Funding was found for the law enforcement component of his plan. More police will hit the streets in the coming week. However, the social programs that he proposed will be put on hold. Regardless, he is no longer seeking any tax increase.
This is a huge victory for Jacksonville taxpayers. Our emails, our phone calls, our press releases, our signs, our flyers, our speeches, our strategy; they worked.