Welcome to the online home of "The Truth About Pensions," a web site devoted to cutting through all of the misinformation about the Jacksonville Police and Fire Pension Fund.
For several years now, a battle has been brewing between the City of Jacksonville and its Police and Fire Fighters over the money that has been accrued in the pension fund.
While some Jacksonville politicians have used the recession to scare the public into thinking the pension is in crisis, your emergency service workers have been sitting quietly, waiting to present the truth regarding the pension fund, how it has been poorly and improperly funded, and the steps the City of Jacksonville has taken to make sure its employees are underpaid compared to employees in the rest of the state.
This web site will take you through the history of the Jacksonville Police and Fire Pension Fund, starting in 1937 with the first piece of legislation creating the fund, as well as legislation passed in the 1980's to strengthen the fund, and ending with the 30 year settlement agreement reached between the City and the fund after years of mismanagement in the late 1990's.
The City of Jacksonville would have you believe that city employees are living a robust life at the expense of the Jacksonville tax payer. However, what some politicians want you to believe and the truth are far from one another.