San Jose police officers have been leaving in droves since the passage of the pension reform measure earlier this year. Now the force will suffer the loss of another member of its command staff.
In a memo to San Jose’s mayor and to the city council, the city’s police chief acknowledged that the department is not able to maintain adequate staffing levels due to “unanticipated resignations”.
San Jose City Councilwoman Rose Herrera won re-election on Tuesday in a tough race where opponents made an issue of her support for pension reform.
Anyone who follows San Jose politics knows that the San Jose Police Officers Association and councilwoman Rose Herrera have long been at odds – particularly, over law enforcement budget cuts and pension reform. Their war of words only seems to be heating up as the November election nears.
KCBS, CBS 5 and Chronicle Insider Phil Matier said the move by City College of San Francisco to bring in a special trustee to oversee finances is just the first step in an effort to remain open.
Gov. Jerry Brown has signed into law sweeping pension changes that will save California taxpayers billions of dollars in the future.
KCBS, CBS 5 and Chronicle Insider Phil Matier parses through whether Jerry Brown is doing a better job than his predecessors.
Moody’s is calling California’s pension reform plan a positive development for the state and local governments.
The legislative session that recently ended turned out to be one of the most productive periods for the California legislature in decades, said Senate President Pro Tem Darrell Steinberg.
The state Legislature has approved a package of changes to California’s public employee pension system that is expected to save taxpayers billions of dollars, even as Republican lawmakers said much more needs to be done.