Lincoln Club lauds court ruling on pension reform

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Guest Commentary by Brian Pepin, Executive Director, The Lincoln Club of San Diego County Nearly five years ago, San Diego voters overwhelmingly approved Proposition B with 66% of the vote. The intent of Prop B was to reform the city employee’s retirement plan by replacing defined benefit pension plans with 401(k)-style defined contribution plans for most new employees. Organized labor eventually challenged …

Court Ruling Clears Way for Permanent Implementation of San Diego Pension Reform Initiative

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“Amazing news just in from the courthouse!” says Carl DeMaio. PRESS RELEASE The 4th Appellate District Court just released a unanimous ruling dismissing the lawsuit brought against the City of San Diego by the union-dominated State Public Employees Relations Board (PERB).  The decision upholds Proposition B – the landmark Pension Reform Initiative passed by 2/3rds of San Diego voters in …

Public Pensions: What to Expect in 2013

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Courtesy of the San Diego County Taxpayers Association The San Diego County Taxpayers Association (SDCTA) is keeping a close eye on several significant changes to public employee pensions expected to impact state and local governments starting next year. Several stem from Assembly Bill 340, or “Public Employees’ Pension Reform Act of 2013.” The bill, recently signed by Governor Jerry Brown, impacts new …

DeMaio Unveils Plan to End DROP “Double Dipping” in Pension System

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Councilmember Carl DeMaio, one of the primary authors of the Prop B Comprehensive Pension Reform (CPR) Initiative, today unveiled another sweeping pension reform proposal to end the notorious DROP Program in the city’s pension system. The DROP Program allows city employees to retire in place and retain their jobs for up to five years – resulting in a “double dipping” …