Peter Foy on Ventura County Pension Reform Ballot Initiative

Editorial

By Peter Foy

Video: Taxpayers Fight Ventura’s $300,000 Government Retirement Pay:

Peter Foy supports Ventura County Taxpayers Association’s  ballot initiative for pension reform. This will not only contain costs in an even handed way but will protect employee pensions and Ventura County itself from insolvency.  The current system is unsustainable.

Peter Foy is a Ventura County Supervisor for District 4.

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About the initiative & Get Involved

See:  http://VenturaPensionReform.com

Get petitions; help,support and get your questions answered- send name and address to [email protected] or call 805-223-4646. Help needed to collect resident signatures and mail in.

Read the initiative: http://www.scribd.com/doc/200223321/Ventura-County-Pension-Reform-Initiative

 

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