Republican Party wants mayor's office investigated
JACKSONVILLE, Fla. -- The Republican Party of Duval County is calling for an investigation by the attorney general into Mayor Alvin Brown's office.
It claims the mayor tried to pressure a JEA board member into approving a larger contribution to the city's pension fund.
In a letter to Gov. Rick Scott, Duval County party chairman Rick Hartley says: "I ask that you request the attorney general investigate this most recent allegation. The mayor of Jacksonville should not be seeking to intimidate citizens that serve voluntary on the county boards, commissions and authorities."
The mayor's office issued the following statement to Action News:
"It's disappointing that some people choose to play politics instead of working toward solutions. Ridiculous partisan attacks won't solve Jacksonville's pension challenges. Mayor Brown will continue working with the 16 community leaders in the Retirement Reform Task Force and other stakeholders to achieve a pension reform solution that respects taxpayers and City employees."
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