The Sonoma County Retroactive Pension Increase: Gross Incompetence or Billion Dollar Scam? - UnionWatch

UnionWatch.JPGBy Ken Churchill

In 2002, the Sonoma County Board of Supervisors agreed to essentially increase pension benefits by 50% back to the date people were hired. However, County records show that the deal cut between the employees and the Supervisors stated that General employees would pay for the entire cost of the increase and Safety employees would pay for half the cost of the increase. This is the story of how the employees ended up paying for 6-10% of the cost and how the current Board of Supervisors seem willing to let them get away with it.

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