On Wednesday, the Associated Builders & Contractors Florida First Coast Chapter announced its support of the Yes for Jacksonville campaign, designed to generate a yes vote in the Aug. 30 pension tax referendum.
“We’re pleased to see Mayor Curry and City Council taking steps to resolve the pension issue with the half-cent extension,” said Janet Masterson, ABC Board Chair. “We understand that this has been a difficult and complex issue without a clear solution, and we respect the tenacity of the mayor and the council toward the most fair and effective resolution. We see it as a path to move forward and turn the conversation to other priorities for the city.”
Also quoted in support: ABC President Karin Tucker, who called the “half-cent extension … an important first step in the plan to address the pension deficit.”