Bill Scheu

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Jacksonville’s Downtown Rotary Club discussed pension reform options today Monday with City Council President Greg Anderson.

A panel of experts weighed consolidating the city’s three pension funds and the possibility the city could take control of the fund with the most debt.  

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Lucrative retirement benefits for the city’s police and firefighters are renewing calls for reform.

A sales tax hike, changes to future employees pensions and an increase in current employee pension contributions are some of the final recommendations of Jacksonville’s Retirement Reform Task Force.

Policy Matters: Bill Scheu

Feb 26, 2014
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Pension reform is among the most pressing issues in Jacksonville's current policy discussions.

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The Jacksonville Retirement Reform Task Force is getting closer to coming up with recommendations to fix the city’s pension problems.

Winter weather, SWAT, and red light cameras are in the headlines today.

Jacksonville attorney Bill Scheu says he's gratified the Pew Charitable Trust has formally accepted the city's proposal to help resolve ongoing fiscal problems related to a huge pension liability. 

"We formally invited them to help us at our meeting last week," says Scheu, who chairs Jacksonville's Retirement Reform Task Force. 

"They have a unique history in pension reform public policy issues around the country. They bring a lot of legal, financial and actuarial analysis to this, so we're very grateful to them."

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Jacksonville Mayor Alvin Brown has created a task force to review the administration’s proposed pension reform bill.

Local attorney Bill Scheu will chair the 11-member panel.