Jackson proposes 8 percent property tax increase

Jackson Mayor Tony Yarber presented his budget proposal to council members Monday calling for an 8 percent tax increase, once a month furloughs of many city workers, a hiring freeze, moratorium on new vehicle purchases and some higher city fees.

Yarber proposal is for a $119 million general fund budget for the upcoming fiscal year, down form the current $122 million general budget.

“We knew we would have some issues,” Yarber said.

Clarion Ledger