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.