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. …

Jerry Brown pension may cost him the election

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The story below could cost Jerry Brown the election this November. Brown gets a lucrative state pension for his relatively short time in state government. No surprise there. But what IS scandalous is that the state’s secrecy over such pensions. More important for Brown, he is credited with MANY more years’ state service than he seems to have earned, boosting …

Public employees underpaid? NAHHHHH

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Below is the link to a detailed rebuttal of a recent bogus study claiming that public employees are paid less than the private sector. This rebuttal was done by my friend Adam Summers with the Reason Foundation. Of course, the opposite is true. Today most (not all) public employees are paid MORE than the private sector average, and their benefits …

“Saturday Night Live” skit lampoons public employees

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Watch it here: http://www.hulu.com/collections/435/144719 No matter how bad the show’s writing has been over the past decade or so, you know that an issue has developed widespread awareness when it’s the subject of a skit on Saturday Night Live. I give the writers an A for accuracy regarding the list of benefits, but this kind of truth isn’t funny to …

City Official: San Diego Fee Hikes Needed to Cover Salary and Pension Costs; Mayor: “It’s a Part of Life”

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Yesterday, the Union-Tribune published a story about the City of San Diego recently increasing it’s solar permit fees by a multiple of six. You may recall the across-the-board fee increases implemented by the City of San Diego in 2009. From the April 2, 2009 Union-Tribune story about that fee increase: Mary Lewis, the city’s chief financial officer, said the mayor’s …

Todd Gloria: Out of Touch With City Finances

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From Gay and Lesbian Times, March 26, 2009 http://www.gaylesbiantimes.com/?id=14290 The city will end 2009 with a small surplus of about $2 million. But out of a $3 billion budget, “that doesn’t give a lot of wiggle room, but it’s important to note that we are living within our means,” the District 3 councilmember said. GL Times states that Pension payments …