City of Jacksonville might vote to secure $5 million revenue stream for underdeveloped areas
Jacksonvilles current gas tax is .06 cents on the dollar and by law can be raised to no more than .12 cents. However, even one of Jacksonvilles biggest civil rights advocates compared the gas tax idea to a drop in the bucket. Theres also the issue of the purpose of a gas tax, as defined by law. Florida state law requires gas tax money to be used for road construction, maintenance, and transportation facilities. That means 11 out of 19 members need to vote yes.