The first meeting of a task force named by Mayor Andy Berke to study the Fire and Police Pension Fund will be Monday at 5 p.m. on the fourth floor of the Chattanooga Library.
Mayor Berke charged the panel with "finding a consensus approach to reforming the Chattanooga Fire and Police Pension Fund."
The goal of the Pension Task Force is to ensure the pension plan achieves the following:
- Attract public safety employees and encourage them to have long careers with the City;
- Meet the City's obligations to police officers and firefighters; and
- Use taxpayer dollars responsibly in order for Chattanooga to fund present day public safety initiatives.
The Pension Task Force will report to Mayor Berke no later than December.
All meetings are open to the public and will be live-streamed at: http://www.chattanooga.gov/pension-task-force.