Against the advice of a financial advisor hired by the City of Fernandina Beach, Commissioner Ross voted to lower the City's 2019 millage rate from 6.3553 to 5.4683 (roughly an 11% decrease in taxes for many City residents).
The County maintained its 2019 millage rate at 7.4278.
Please note that City residents' tax bills also include County taxes, school taxes, etc. The City has no authority to reduce County, school taxes or other entities listed on your tax bill. Please contact those entities that are of concern to you.
In the future it is hoped that further City tax decreases can be attained with some future restructuring of the City's Budget.