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Judge rules against Ventura County pension reform ballot initiative

Judge rules against Ventura County pension reform ballot initiative

By George Miller The latest: Superior Court of CA Ventura County Judge Kent M. Kellegrew ruled against putting the planned pension reform initiative, which would have phased out defined benefit pensions in favor of 401K style plans, on the November county election ballot. The initiative was designed to end the current taxpayer-funded, virtually unlimited liability […]

Calpensions identifies poster child for pension reform initiative

Calpensions identifies poster child for pension reform initiative

Backers of an initiative that would give new Ventura County employees a 401(k)-style plan, rather than a pension, sometimes mention a lawsuit filed last fall by a former sheriff. Bob Brooks, whose salary as Ventura County sheriff was $227,600 a year when he retired in January 2011, received an annual pension of $283,000. He filed […]