I have written numerous times about the ongoing battle between Mayor Parker and the Houston Firefighter’s Relief and Retirement Fund, which is to say the firefighters’ pension fund. After I noted a legal victory by the city in its attempt to get more information from the fund, I was contacted by a representative of the HFRRF asking if I would like to discuss the matter with Todd Clark, the chairman of the HFRRF. Of course I said yes, and we arranged an interview. Chris Gonzales, the Executive Director/Chief Investment Officer of the Fund, was also on the call. Here’s what we talked about:
Clark recently had an op-ed published that decried the city’s lawsuit. That District Court ruling has been appealed, though not to the Supreme Court as that Hair Balls story notes; it was argued last week before the First Court of Appeals. I’m neither an accountant nor an expert in these matters, but I hope I’ve helped shed a little light on this. If I get any response from the city to what was said here, I’ll be sure to let you know. My thanks to Todd Clark and Chris Gonzales for their time.