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Paterson Mayor Jeffery Jones wants Passaic County to pay tax bill for government buildings

The mayor of Paterson says it's time that

The mayor of Paterson says it's time that Passaic County take on more of the city's financial burden as the county seat. (May 6, 2014 11:02 PM)

The mayor of Paterson says it's time that Passaic County take on more of the city's financial burden as the county seat.

Mayor Jeffery Jones says county buildings, including the courthouse, jail and Passaic County Community College are tax-exempt, but would amount to $5.7 million a year in tax revenue.

"If they were on the tax roll, if I got 5 percent, my burden to the taxpayer would...

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