Fulop proposes open space trust fund in Jersey City

Politico New Jersey

By David Giambusso | Politico New Jersey
on August 10, 2016

JERSEY CITY — Mayor Steven Fulop announced a proposal Wednesday for a city open space trust fund — a $1.2 million annual property tax boost to fund open space and parks in the state's second largest city.

The initiative, if approved by the City Council next week, would be placed on the November ballot. Voters statewide typically approve such measures and similar trust funds have been approved in Newark and Hoboken. The hit to taxpayers would be two cents per $100 of assessed property value, or an average of $20 a year





Photo: Jersey City Mayor Steven Fulop, right. | AP Photo/Mel Evans