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Mayor Gloria Signs Ordinance Restoring Pensions for City Workers

UNANIMOUSLY APPROVED AGREEMENT UNWINDS UNLAWFUL 2012 BALLOT MEASURE THAT COST TAXPAYERS

Mayor Gloria Signs Ordinance Restoring Pensions for City Workers

UNANIMOUSLY APPROVED AGREEMENT UNWINDS UNLAWFUL 2012 BALLOT MEASURE THAT COST TAXPAYERS

 

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE  
Wednesday, Feb. 2, 2022 

CONTACT:  
MayorPress@sandiego.gov  

 

SAN DIEGO – Mayor Todd Gloria signed the ordinance reinstating city employee pensions for two of the City’s employee labor groups and unwinding Prop B, which was invalidated by the state’s Public Employee Relations Board and confirmed by the courts. The ordinance, passed unanimously by the City Council on Monday, reflects an agreement on retirement benefits with members of the Municipal Employees Association and AFSCME Local 127, as well as the City's unrepresented workers.  

Upon signing, the Mayor issued this statement: 

“Today, I signed the ordinance to reinstate pensions for City employees, undoing an ill-conceived and illegally executed ballot measure that has had a host of negative impacts on city operations by putting us at a disadvantage in recruitment and retention of employees over the past decade. 

“The reality of Prop B, which I opposed when it was on the ballot, was that it sought to place the burden of politicians’ short-sighted decisions onto rank-and-file workers, who always paid their fair share into the pension system and who had already agreed to a hybrid plan that was financially sustainable. 

“In the end, this folly billed as a cost-saving measure will cost taxpayers more than $80 million to correct – and in the meantime has made us a far less competitive employer. I’m pleased San Diego is finally putting this public policy failure behind us.” 

 

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