A legal opinion released to the public Wednesday states that two agreements between the City Council and the city's retirement system board of administrators "arguably" violated state conflict of interest codes and two sets of city laws.
Police Officer Sandi Lehan bought her first home in December but worries that she'll soon be unable to afford it. She says a new union contract proposed amid a growing city pension fund scandal could cut her pay as much as $500 a month.
The disagreement between City Attorney Michael Aguirre and the City Council over a labor package approved Tuesday illustrates a growing divide on how the city's massive pension deficit should be fixed -- a divide that is threatening to halt progress in its tracks.
A judge on Wednesday postponed the arraignment for six current and former trustees of the board that oversees San Diego's pension fund.
Six current and former trustees of San Diego's embattled pension fund were charged by District Attorney Bonnie Dumanis with felony conflict-of-interest violations Tuesday for votes that boosted their retirement packages.
The six defendants that were charged with violating state law represent a cross section of the city of San Diego's workers.
At the end of the city's negotiations with labor unions for new contracts, the San Diego City Council will be asked to approve the labor deals based on financial information that has not been audited and they have never seen.
The city of San Diego has reached a tentative agreement with the Municipal Employees Association that could help the city emerge from its pension crisis but may not go far enough.
City Manager Lamont Ewell and Councilwoman Toni Atkins have decided to join Donna Frye in reconciling a controversial benefit they purchased that is blamed for driving up the city's $1.37 billion pension shortfall.
With the field of candidates starting to take shape for the upcoming July 26 mayoral primary election, two candidates have taken bold stances on attacking the city's $1.37 billion pension shortfall -- a rollback of retiree benefits.
City Attorney Michael Aguirre sent a memo Thursday to Mayor Dick Murphy and City Council members requesting that a series of items to address the city's $1.37 billion pension deficit be docketed for the next meeting.
Payroll statistics calculated by the city have not coincided with the payroll figured by the city's retirement system for at least two years, which may be allowing the system to slide further into debt, according to two former members of the city's Pension Reform Committee.
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