Carl DeMaio on San Diego’s Pension Reform Initiative
SAN DIEGO (KUSI) – In 2012, San Diego voters approved a Citizens’ Initiative called Prop B to cap pension payouts for existing employees and close the expensive city employee pension program and instead offer 401k accounts to new hires.
In March the 4th District Court and at the U.S. Supreme Court are looking to possibly throw out the initiative.
“We will vigorously fight any effort to overturn this voter-approved pension reform measure because doing so would not only bankrupt San Diego but it would also strip Californians of their cherished rights to use Citizens’ Initiatives to impose accountability on their government,” said Carl DeMaio, author of the San Diego Pension Reform Initiative.
On March 14th the 4th District Court in San Diego will consider what remedy should be imposed on the City of San Diego if the Mayor’s endorsement constituted a violation of “meet and confer.”
On Monday, March 18, the US Supreme Court will decide whether to rule on a separate case that would overrule California’s determination that a sitting Mayor cannot exercise his First Amendment rights of free speech to publicly endorse ballot measures that may impact wages of government union workers.