FLORIDA – Duval School Board Won’t Take ‘No’ On Sales Tax; Hires Legal Team

After a bombastic meeting where City Council voted 14 to 5 to withdraw the Duval School Board’s proposed sales tax bill, the board Wednesday morning hired outside representation.

“We’re in this position because we’ve been trying to do the right thing,” School Board member Cheryl Grymes said. “It’s time for us to put our big pants on.”

In a 6-1 vote, the School Board voted to hire a team of high profile local attorneys with the goal of getting the potential half-cent sales tax on a 2019 or 2020 ballot.

“The goal is to get this on the referendum,” attorney Scott Cairns said. “That’s what our task is. Time is a huge factor for November or December. It’s less of a factor for November of 2020. We haven’t made a decision of what we’re willing to do. That’s something we’ll be analyzing in the next week or so.”

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Emily bloch
august 28, 2019