''Our sales taxes are flat, we're budgeting for zero sales tax growth, we're very dependent on sales tax,'' said Young.
Young is hopes the redevelopment of Fat City will become a major economic boost for the area.
''It's in the middle of Metairie, the epicenter of retail commerce, it could be good with restaurants and retail and art galleries.''
Young said Fat City could turn out for Jefferson Parish, what the Warehouse District is for New Orleans, attracting a younger and more affluent crowd.
If the U.S. Government can avert the fiscal cliff, Young think's the local and national economy are really going to take off.