City council president Bill Gulliford says he doesn't want to raise taxes to help solve the city's pension problem.
But he says the taskforce retirement committee came back with four options: raising an excise tax, raising ad valorem taxes, asking for JEA contributions and the one the retirement taskforce committee is recommending, raising your sales tax.
"Would you rather see us raise ad valorem taxes? Or would you rather do a half cent sales tax?" said Bill Gulliford.
Gulliford says he doesn't want to raise taxes but he feels if something isn't done future generations will have to pay for it.
"The fifth option being do nothing will only mean our children and grandchildren will bear a horrific burden sometime in the future. We are where we are because the can has been kicked down the road for so long."
The retirement task force committee is suggesting a half percent increase on sales tax.
"That tax would generate about 68 million dollars a year and that would get us out of trouble within ten years or so."