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Forum tomorrow in Newport Beach will address California’s public pension crisis: The Association of California Cities-Orange County will hold a pension forum Friday in Newport Beach featuring several local leaders. The discussion of California’s public pension crisis will include state Sen. John Moorlach (R-Costa Mesa), Newport Beach City Councilwoman Diane Dixon, Huntington ...
Coping with the public employee pension albatross: Instead of the cross, the albatross About my neck was hung. – Samuel Taylor Coleridge, The Rime of the Ancient Mariner, 1798 By Ed Ring | In Coleridge’s famous poem, a sailor who killed an albatross has it hung around his neck as punishment. Since then, the albatross, which sailors used to consi...
There’s more to Sonoma County’s illegally granted pension increases: By Ken Churchill | There is a lot more to today’s column by Paul Gullixson in the Press Democrat: 1. The supervisors never adopted the pension increase as required by law. Instead, and this the county readily admits, the increase was illegally agreed to in the settlement of a lawsuit between the ...
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CalPERS faces steep climb to rebuild its funding: Last year was one of the best ever for the CalPERS investment fund, a gain of $47 billion that boosted the total to $350 billion. But pension funding only increased from 68 to 71 percent of the projected assets needed to pay future costs. A CalPERS report last week said investments earned 15.7 ...
CalPERS may join union foes of 401(k) option: A bill by state Sen. Steven Glazer, D-Orinda, giving new state workers the option new University of California workers received two years ago, a 401(k)-style plan rather than a pension, is opposed by unions and soon may be opposed by CalPERS. More than a third of eligible new UC employees have ...
Some cities outsource their highest pension costs: Dozens of cities, many of them formed in recent decades, do not directly pay police and firefighter pension rates. They get their safety services though contracts with county sheriff departments and large fire districts. An example is Lake Forest, a community in Orange County formerly known as ...

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CalSTRS provides retirement related benefits and services to teachers in California public schools and community colleges. It is the largest U.S. teachers' retirement fund with 833,000 members and assets of $111.6 billion as of March 31, 2009. Like CalPERS, they have an international reputation for corporate governance activism.

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