Jacksonville tax payers footing the bill for vacant land and buildings
After weeks of delays, the City of Jacksonville is finally ready to release its plan on inventorying and assessing all city-owned real estate.
By a unanimous vote, Jacksonville’s City Council has approved a measure to find out how many of your tax dollars are tied in city-owned property.
They’re two opposing views that show the battle ahead despite a final vote next week. It’s been a seven month journey since I first asked just how many of your tax dollars were tied in city-owned vacant land,
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With the City of Jacksonville’s large portfolio of vacant land and buildings, it can be difficult to maintain everything at a reasonable cost.
One of the city’s main concerns about beginning to sell off the vacant land is getting the best value.
It’s a complicated process, so the city is not phased by the fact that the Request for Proposal looking for a company to take an inventory of city-owned land and buildings has not yet hit the street.
As part of my investigation in to city owned vacant land and buildings, I took a tour inside two of the most highly valued properties in Downtown Jacksonville- the old County Courthouse and the Snyder Memorial Building.
When WOKV first investigated how your tax dollars are tied up in vacant city-owned buildings, we uncovered more than 30 flags had been left behind in the old county courthouse.