Jacksonville City Council backs gas tax increase on 13-6 vote but final tally could change
Jacksonville City Council leaned in favor Wednesday of approving a gas tax increase when the first round of votes showed 13-6 support for the measure that will get a final up-or-down verdict next week. If the 13-6 margin holds up when the council convenes in another special meeting on May 26, it would be above the requirement that at least 11 of 19 council members back the legislation for the tax increase to happen.
But three council members — Michael Boylan, Randy DeFoor and Terrance Freeman —prefaced their “yes” votes by saying they continue to evaluate the legislation and get feedback from constituents.
Source: Jacksonville Daily Record