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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 ...
Pensions help San Francisco earn top bond rating: Tight pension management helped San Francisco get an upgrade this month to Moody’s highest general obligation bond rating, something many might not expect in a city known for liberal-leaning politics. A distinctive feature of the San Francisco system — requiring voter approval of pension increa...
Crucial court pension-cut ruling not on fast track: The state Supreme Court is proceeding at a judicious pace after agreeing to hear appeals of two rulings that would weaken or eliminate the “California rule,” allowing state and local government pension cuts. Briefing has yet to begin on a groundbreaking Marin County appellate ruling in August 2...
How more generous pensions boosted city costs: CalPERS sponsored legislation resulting in more generous city police and firefighter pensions, SB 400 in 1999, a well-known issue in the debate about whether growing pension costs are “unsustainable.” But CalPERS also backed legislation, AB 616 in 2001, giving most local government employees th...

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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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