Yesterday the Orange County Board of Supervisors voted to impose their last contract offer upon the county attorneys bargaining unit after the union rejected the proposal. For the past year the county has been negotiating with all bargaining groups representing county employees.
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Here are some stories in the news today that we’re following. OC Supervisors to hold Emergency Meeting over handling of Bustamante Sexual Harassment allegations, Quirk-Silva to Run for Assembly, OCERS and Stanford argue over pension cost analysis
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Congresswoman Loretta Sanchez (CA-47) today introduced legislation to allow for the implementation of an employee pension plan that will address the rising costs of government pensions in Orange County, a growing problem that many local governments are facing across the country
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The Orange County Register reports this morning that CalPERS, the big state pension fund, has effectively slammed the door on cities thinking of getting out of the guaranteed pension business.
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I took a few moments this morning to review the staff report for tonight’s Costa Mesa City Council Study Session regarding their 5 year financial forecast. In order to inflate the costs of employee pension contributions, the staff has forecast that the employees would no longer contribute to their pension costs after the current contracts expire.
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It seems that in the past week, the Los Angeles Times has finally rediscovered Orange County. In particular, Costa Mesa and the boiling controversy created by extreamist in the GOP who are hell-bent on destroying public sector employees, their benefits, and their ability to collectively advocate and bargin through their unions.
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At last night’s special budget study session Council Members and the public learned that the outsourcing scam that Councilmen Jim Righeimer, Stephen Mensinger, Gary Monahan, and Eric Bever have been promoting with bulldozer accuracy would cost the city more than it could save.