Jacksonville police, fire unions want four more years of Lenny Curry

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The symbiotic relationship between Jacksonville Mayor Lenny Curry and the city’s public safety unions was memorialized anew Tuesday, with the police and fire unions both endorsing Curry’s re-election.

The Fraternal Order of Police endorsement lauded Curry for “budgets that give us the tools we need to do our jobs” and “the resources we need to take care of our families.

The Jacksonville Association of Fire Fighters likewise lauded Curry for “realistic public safety budget requests.”

For Curry, these were priority endorsements, earned by working out a solution to the city’s unfunded pension liability, by closing defined benefit plans to new hires in exchange for well-funded defined benefit plans and raises for public safety employees totalling 20 percent over three fiscal years.

Curry has devoted budgetary resources to police and fire, including in the most recent proposed budget.

All told, $47 million in new money will be split between the departments.

A.G. Gancarski

A.G. Gancarski has written for FloridaPolitics.com since 2014. He is based in Northeast Florida. He can be reached at [email protected] or on Twitter: @AGGancarski


4 comments

  • Frankie M.

    July 31, 2018 at 10:02 pm

    Wow I thought they were leaning towards brosche.

  • jay

    August 1, 2018 at 12:07 pm

    Best thing to Happen to Jax in 30+ years >

  • Charlie Harris

    August 4, 2018 at 6:37 pm

    Trump and lenny,, America is getting greater

  • Leo

    August 6, 2018 at 7:58 am

    Same results Northside still goes without. That’s going to change…

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