DeMaio and Goldsmith to Lead Pension Reform Forum at GOP State Convention

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Duo to Outline Ways to Legally Reform State and Local Pension Benefits

What: Special Forum for state and local officials at the California Republican Convention.
Who: Councilmember Carl DeMaio

City Attorney Jan Goldsmith
Jack Dean, Vice President, Californians for Pension Reform

When: August 21st, 2010
2:30pm – 4:00pm
Where: Manchester Hyatt

Cunningham Room A/B/C
1 Market Place
San Diego, CA. 92109

Why: Across California, state and local governments are reeling from skyrocketing costs of pension benefits for government workers. Recent studies show California taxpayers may face an unfunded liability for government employee retirement benefits approaching $500 BILLION.  Among the speaking topics include:

  1. 1. Fiscal Outlook: condition of state and local government pension systems – and how much will taxpayers have to pay if solutions are not found?
  2. 2. Legal Options: What legally can be changed in pension systems to reform benefits to sustainable levels?
  3. 3. Communications: How excessive are the pension packages given and what is the best way to communicate that issue to the public?
  4. 4. Reform Plans: What kinds of pension changes should Republicans advocate and champion to save California from the “pension tsunami”?

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