Former City Council President (and full time accountant) Stephen Joost explains the 1997 background of the Pension Crisis, why he didn't fix the issue when he was President of Council in 2011, and why he cannot support the Curry Plan. Also talks about the savage backlash against him for speaking out on the issue. Also starts getting emotional around the 2:39 point.
produced by Metro Jacksonville and TVJax
directed by Stephen Dare
produced by Sam Farmer
edited by Chad Hendricks
Credit Stephen Joost for Firehouse Subs’ financial well-being. You can trace the company’s financial discipline back to a chance ’94 conversation between Stephen and the Sorensen brothers. Stephen was quite impressed with what the Sorensens were up to; he took a chance and joined their team, without pay, teaching them to balance the company checkbook along the way. In recent years, Stephen oversaw the budget for his community as a member (and former president) of the City Council in Jacksonville, FL. Source: Firehouse Subs
Joost has been a reliably pro business and conservative voice for the past decade in the City of Jacksonville.
He was elected President of the City Council in 2011.
To get a vibe on Joost (who took over during an enormous budget shortfall his year of Presidency) check out this really great interview from the Daily Record here