Should voters have a future ballot choice to provide for library stability by establishing an independent library taxing district that shall provide adequate funding to meet the needs of the community, similar to other districts in Florida and with no increase in the total millage cap?
Financial Impact Estimate:
This straw ballot, if implemented, will have a future direct financial impact that cannot be determined at this time. Determining the increase or decrease in costs to the City of Jacksonville is speculative. As for City revenue, the Library District will have the power to levy a property tax of up to one mill, and the Library District millage plus the City’s millage shall not exceed the lawful millage caps for the City of Jacksonville.