Filed petition to put county pension reform on the November 2014 ballot and move all new employees to a defined contribution, 401k style retirement system that will phaseout the County pension system.
AARP highlights outrageous Ventura County Pension System from story in LA Times prompted by VCTA and it's efforts to bring attention to this unjustified and shameful burden on taxpayers. (Posted: June, 2013)
Addressed Pleasant Valley Recreation and Park District Spending. Raised public awareness of out of control spending increases for salaries and pensions that outstripped revenue and in November, Voters rejected the board president, re-electing new members committed to fiscal responsibility. (Posted: Feb 27, 2012)
Opposed Lifetime Healthcare for Ojai City Council and successfully created pressure for City Council members to take up the issue of continuing to offer lifetime healthcare when the city is ailing financially – a tremendous perk for part time employees. (Posted: Jan 16, 2012)
Improper Golden Handshake was Exposed that included an associated increased lifetime pension spike by VCTC to a highly paid manager whose job was being phased out because of lack of work. VCTC reversed their position once exposed. (Posted: July 12, 2011)
Successful Lawsuit Requiring Ventura County Pension Board to release identities of county retirees earning over $100,000 annually under the Freedom of Information Act. The data identifed 335 people collecting $42 million annually, confirming pension spiking is execessive and unaffordable. (Posted: May 11, 2011)
Ventura City Council Drops Money Losing Housing Subsidy. Exposed a little known housing program that was providing interest and payment free home loans to employees. Most of the money went to only a few highly paid executives. The program was dropped shortly after VCTA’s article. (Posted: Aug. 29, 2011)