County workers’ pensions

Re: Your March 8 article, “Supervisors hold off on pay raise for medical examiners”: Very little reading between the lines is needed to discover all that is wrong with the County’s pension system and how out of touch county administrators…

Pension Rollback Reco by Little Hoover Commission

From CalTAX: Citing unsustainable pension costs on state and local budgets, the state’s Little Hoover Commission released a report February 24 urging the governor and Legislature to freeze benefits for all state and local government employees and change benefits for…

Ventura’s Pension Savings Illusion

VCStar Editorial – Feb 12,2011 On Jan. 10, with great pride and a little bit of creative math, the Ventura City Council approved an agreement with police and the Service Employees International Union requiring that members make payments toward their…

LAO on Pension Reform

The nonpartisan Legislative Analyst’s Office, saying current public pension systems are “too expensive and inflexible,“ is recommending two new pension models for future hires that shift some risk to workers and lower government debt. A new “cost sharing” plan would…