City of Jacksonville

Police and Fire Employees
On May 8, 2013, Mayor Alvin Brown announced an agreement on retirement reform with the Jacksonville Association of Firefighters (JAFF), Fraternal Order of Police (FOP), and Jacksonville Police and Fire Pension Fund (JPFPF).
From left: Steve Amos, Fraternal Order of Police; Randy Wyse, Jacksonville Association of Fire Fighters; Mayor Alvin Brown; Assistant Chief Bobby Deal, Chair of the Police and Fire Pension Fund Board of Trustees
The agreement is projected to save taxpayers approximately $1.1 billion over 30 years, including almost $50 million in the next Fiscal Year alone (Oct. 1, 2013 to Sept. 30, 2014). To put those numbers in perspective, the first year savings alone are the same amount of money needed to pay the compensation of approximately 800 city employees. The savings equal the combined budgets of the Jacksonville Public Libraries and the City Planning and Development Department.

“I greatly respect our brave public safety employees and the important work they do for our community,” said Mayor Brown. “This agreement is a product of partnership between the City and public safety professionals. Together, we have achieved retirement reform that will help ensure financial sustainability for both taxpayers and employees.” Read More