As a Jersey City business owner and developer, I am not a proponent of any new taxes. However, I also realize how important it is to work together to support our community when it needs us the most. Investing in the school system is the only way to ensure that our schools continue to improve. I would like to believe that one day, our education system will be the reason that more families choose to stay behind and build their lives and futures here. Do I like the new payroll tax? Of course not. However, I am choosing to support this payroll tax to fund our schools because I believe our city needs our support.