Monthly Archives: May 2011

It’s Not Too Late to Fix Pensions

By Supervisor Peter Foy California finds itself in a totally unprecedented and destructive pension crisis — currently underfunded at $500 billion and rising every day. While Ventura County has managed its finances better than the state, we, too, are in…

Six Figure Pensions Cost $42mm

By Kathleen Wilson   Saturday, May 21, 2011   More than 300 county government retirees are drawing pensions exceeding $100,000 annually, often for tens of thousands of dollars more than they earned in base pay, newly released records show. The…

VCTA Vindicated by Appeals Court

A state court of appeal ruled today that pension payments to county retirees are not confidential and must be released as a public record. The ruling represents the first appellate decision in California over efforts to compel the release of…