City of Jacksonville Beach is debt-free

When Jacksonville Beach Mayor Charlie Latham took office in 2012, he set a quiet goal to eliminate the city’s outstanding debt before the end of his term. On Oct. 1, Latham made good on his promise, zeroing out nearly $42 million in debt with just over a month to spare. “This all started with a meeting shortly after we were elected in 2012. I said I don’t want to make a big deal or make any…

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