St. Johns County Families PAC Announces Coalition Against Property Tax Hike | Politics

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St. Johns County Families PAC Announces Coalition Against Property Tax Hike
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St. Johns County Families PAC’s efforts to defeat the $12 million property tax hike were strengthened today, as various local leaders and organizations joined their coalition.

“There is clearly widespread opposition to the latest tax hike,” said Adam Guillette, of the newly formed St. Johns County Families PAC. “And we’re incredibly excited that these local leaders have joined our efforts,” he added.

St. Augustine Tea Party Chairman Eric West, local Republican leaders Robert Champion and Randy Covington, and homeowners association leader Judith Coleman have joined the Advisory Board of St. Johns County Families PAC.  Other board members of St. Johns County Families include John Clegg and Skip Frantz.

“Many residents are living on a fixed income, and it is morally outrageous to raise their taxes in this tough economic time,” stated Eric West, St. Augustine Tea Party.This is the fourth time the County Commission has tried to raise taxes in since 2008. Despite threatening to cut services, the latest County budget includes 11 new positions for fire fighters, a 33% increase in the code compliance budget, a 22% increase in administration, and a 227% increase in economic development.

In addition, a $16,500,000 County Commission building was built while current commissioners were in office.St. Johns County Families PAC has been taking on the new tax hike with grassroots activism, earned media, and paid media.

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