meeting. The property tax is designed to cover expenses for police, firefighters, libraries and public parks. But the increase, if approved, won't only effect homeowners ... Tenants who are paying rent will also get to feel the tax-hurt. Channel 4's Tarik Minor joins us now from city hall to explain why. Tarik. 3 3 :00-05 :23-2755-1:001:07- 1:1103:15:48"you are very likely to see many increases, passed along."Wendell Davis is the Sr. Vice President of Watson Realty, they manage 5000 homes in our area, 2200 in Duval County. Davis says if city council members pass a property tax increase tonight, homeowners will likely pass on the extra expense, to their tenants..03:15:28"very likely there will be an attempt to raise the rent, everywhere you can even it 's 10 - 15 dollars a month, it may not seem like much but it may be tight, and be the straw that breaks the canmels back."Some City COUNCIL MEMBERS tell Channel 4, a property tax increase is inevitable to avoid police officer layoffs, fire stations closures, and library shutdowns.Some renters we spoke with say they simply can't afford another increase. 03:24:38"i personally already think I pay too much, I live near the beach but when you think about how much your paying it definitely adds up." 03:25:34"it's something I dislike, it all has to do with the government is raising taxes for expenses that taxpayers aren't seeing."A property tax increase could also affect small businesses, who may not be able to pass along the increase to their customers. Davis says a tax hike could also have an indirect effect, on homowners insurance rates.03:18:55"if taxes go up, therefore the value goes up, if you don't have a step increase, or inflation increase, in your insurance coverage, then the cost of your annual, monthly premium goes up." 3 3 So Tarik, IF a property tax is approved, when will taxpayers be forced to shell out the extra cash?