Uncertainty continues to trickle down from Washington as concern heightens on the fiscal cliff.
WOKV learned from the non-partisan Tax Foundation that the average Jacksonville family could face an additional $3,300 in taxes if the current tax cuts expire at the end of this year, which will happen without a deal. But Jacksonville’s head wants to let area families know the city can make it through.
“Jobs are coming back in Jacksonville, and not just jobs but career jobs, good paying jobs,” says Jacksonville Mayor Alvin Brown.
Brown tells me he will make sure there are no new local taxes levied in the area, to try to counterbalance some of the effects of what could be coming at the end of the year. Other than that, he will also continue reaching out to any city partner regardless of party or affiliation in order to pursue the best interest of the city.
“My advice to Washington is they need to get their work done, they really do,” Brown says.
While he admits the city isn’t near the prosperity seen in the early 90’s, Brown thinks it’s on the right track.