Submitted by Andrew J. Curtin
Candidate for City Commission, Group 1
What do you see as the biggest threat facing the city of Fernandina Beach today, and how should the city address it?
I see two major long term threats to the city’s fiscal health and solvency:
-current defined benefit based plans need to be restructured,over time,into contribution[IRA;401k] plans.
-Excessive and interminable litigation.The city needs to work harder at staying out of court,using mediation,where possible,instead of lawsuits.
Editor’s Note: This is the first of four questions in a series posed to candidates for the Fernandina Beach City Commission. The answers come to our readers unedited and in the candidates own words. We rotate the order of candidates from day to day. The candidates who have qualified are David B. Austin, Andrew Curtin, Johnny Miller, and Lynn Williams. The Fernandina Observer does not endorse candidates.
October 18, 2013 9:30 a.m.