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California Supreme Court Rules Against Union in Pension Reform Case

California Supreme Court Rules Against Union in Pension Reform Case

On March 4, 2019 the California Supreme Court upheld a decision by state lawmakers to roll back one scheme for public workers to pad their pension, but avoided ruling on the larger issue of whether retirement benefits can be taken away once promised. Ventura County Taxpayers Association joined with Howard Jarvis Taxpayers Association in an amicus curiae brief in […]

Can Ventura County Cities Afford CalPERS?

Can Ventura County Cities Afford CalPERS?

California’s economy may be booming but cities throughout Ventura County, are feeling the financial pinch and asking their voters to approve new taxes of one kind or another. While seeking more money from their voters to cover their ever-increasing retirement costs, local officials have been very reluctant to say it’s for pensions, fearing backlash at […]

Latest earnings report is more evidence California retirement agency will reform or die

Latest earnings report is more evidence California retirement agency will reform or die

Treasurer Chiang Issues Statement Regarding Disclosure of Fees Paid to Private Equity Investment Firms

Treasurer Chiang Issues Statement Regarding Disclosure of Fees Paid to Private Equity Investment Firms

Government Pension Crisis Exploding in California

Government Pension Crisis Exploding in California

   

Most Local California Tax Increases on Ballot Today Are to Pay for Pensions—Not Cops, Roads or Libraries

Most Local California Tax Increases on Ballot Today Are to Pay for Pensions—Not Cops, Roads or Libraries

Santa Paula Council approves online bill pay system and hears analysis of city’s cost for Limoneira’s East Area project

Santa Paula Council approves online bill pay system and hears analysis of city’s cost for Limoneira’s East Area project

In the opening prayer at tonight’s Santa Paula city council meeting they remembered Ashley Moran, unhealthy the 21 year old woman found dead early this Saturday in Obregon Park. The council approved going forward with an online utility payment system for residents.  The city must pay its software provider a one time $2500 setup fee.  […]