- Rescind Retroactive Benefits: The Board of Supervisors has unanimously approved John Moorlach’s proposal to start legal proceedings to rescind retroactive pension benefit for Sheriffs Deputies.
- Untruthful Argument: Sheriff Carona says while he is not a lawyer, all the records he has indicate the Sheriffs Deputies and D A Investigators paid into the pension fund along with the county and that the Board of Supervisors was fully aware of the risk assessment and how to pay the full cost and that the points made (by Moorlach) are not truthful.
- Why Just Public Safety Pensions? Moorlach explains that other public employees agreed to have the retroactive pension benefits deducted from their pay checks and he claims that no new debt was incurred by their benefits.
- Pension Benefits Needed: According to Carona to attract good employees in one of the toughest hiring markets 3% at age 50 benefits were needed to recruit top professional law enforcement.
- Not A Recruiting Tool: Moorlach counters saying that if anything the 3% at 50 is only encouraging deputies to retire and go double dip in another public agency.
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