Proposed tax on restaurants might be toast after Jax City Council committee withdraws bill

Published on September 19, 2023 at 11:16 am

A proposal to impose a new tax on Jacksonville restaurants and hotels to help the homeless population has hit a major roadblock.

The City Council Rules Committee withdrew the bill Monday.

Councilman Raul Arias, the owner of Mamba’s Cuban Café who was not on the special committee but attended the meeting, said that even though the bill was withdrawn he feels just having the conversation was a win.

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