Lenny Curry: “Your presence sent a message to legislators that Jacksonville is united”
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Lenny Curry

Last week, Jacksonville Mayor Lenny Curry got a lot of support from locals, who were in Tallahassee addressing the pension crisis.

He appreciated it.

“It is with sincere appreciation that I extend my gratitude for your participation in yesterday’s Chamber trip to Tallahassee. Your presence not only sent a message to legislators that Jacksonville is united and committed to solving our pension crisis, but serves as a symbol of your support and confidence in my administration. We are indeed humbled,” Curry wrote to “colleagues,”

“Before I took office,” Curry continued, “I knew that solving unfunded pension liabilities was the key to unlocking Jacksonville’s potential. I committed to identifying a solution that would be solvent while not placing additional burdens on taxpayers. With overwhelming approval from the House, we are one step closer to keeping that promise – creating a revenue stream that will allow us to improve our investments in efforts and conditions that build safer and vibrant communities.”

“While yesterday was indeed a win,” Curry added, “there is still more work to be done. I ask for your continued support and advocacy throughout this process.”

An effusive letter and equally effusive responses followed.

“I will be promoting this brilliant plan to solve our pension crisis. I actually started weeks ago and look forward to a huge win in the near future.,” wrote Councilman Jim Love.

“It was an honor to be witness to the momentous occasion. The bold and decisive leadership you’ve demonstrated during your time in office is admirable and truly a reminder of what I strive to be as a legislator,” wrote State House candidate Donnie Horner.

A.G. Gancarski

A.G. Gancarski has been a correspondent for FloridaPolitics.com since 2014. In 2018, he was a finalist for an Association of Alternative Newsweeklies "best political column." He can be reached at [email protected]



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