California Pension Crisis An Increasing Drag On Cities, CountiesCities and counties across the U.S. are going broke trying to keep up with public pension debt. The pension crisis was the topic of a Stanford University media workshop that KPIX 5 attended this week.
California School Administrators Still Pension Spiking, Despite Pension ReformsCalifornia's schools may be cash strapped, but many school administrators are still retiring on easy street.
San Jose Police Union Accuses City Of Going Back On Pension Reform DealSan Jose city officials are trying to renege on a tentative settlement with the San Jose Police Officers’ Association on a pension reform measure, a union spokesman alleged Wednesday.
San Jose Police Union Spokesman Says Mayor, City Closer To Deal On Pension ReformA spokesman for San Jose's police union said Friday that labor and city officials may be closing in on a deal to roll back pension reform Measure B in exchange for cost savings and a resolution to a bitter, years-long legal and political conflict.
Former San Jose Police Chiefs Say Pension Reforms Have Created A Public Safety Crisis Four former San Jose police chiefs announced their support for county supervisor Dave Cortese in the mayor's race on Thursday citing crime and police staffing as the two of the main issues in the campaign. Mayor Chuck Reed, however, is endorsing Councilman Sam Liccardo and has dismissed the chiefs’ endorsement as political theater.
KCBS Campaign 2014 Special Report: San Jose Mayor’s RaceThe five main candidates to replace Mayor Chuck Reed include four members of the city council and one candidate who sits on the Santa Clara County Board of Supervisors.
Shrinking San Jose Police Department Has Few Recruits For New AcademySan Jose's police department has only filled 29 of 60 slots in next month’s police academy. Mayor Chuck Reed is calling the recruitment efforts unsuccessful.
Phil Matier: Time And Money Running Out On Many Ballot Initiative CampaignsIt's crunch time for would-be California ballot initiatives with backers of some particularly controversial ones acknowledging they may not have the support or money to qualify their initiatives for the November ballot.
San Jose Mayor Abandons Pension Reform Measure For 2014 BallotSan Jose Mayor Chuck Reed is abandoning an attempt to place an initiative on the November ballot that would have enabled governments in California to cut future pension benefits for current workers.
Ballot Wording Could Be Key To SJ Mayor's Pension Reform MeasureState officials say proponents of a pension reform measure backed by San Jose Mayor Chuck Reed can start collecting signatures to put it on the ballot.
Judge Hands Down Ruling On San Jose Pension Reform MeasureUnions representing San Jose city employees and Mayor Chuck Reed claimed victory following a judge’s ruling on a pension reform measure approved by voters last year.
Candidates Crowd the Field in San Jose Mayoral RaceFundraising and campaigning in the race to replace San Jose Mayor Chuck Reed kicked off with a crowded field of candidates, mostly city council members who support the termed-out mayor’s pension reform policies.
Phil Matier: Detroit Bankruptcy Case Has Major Implications For CaliforniaCities in California are watching how the bankruptcy case plays out in Michigan, and whether it might affect their own proceedings in California.
Phil Matier: An Evolving Relationship Between Labor Unions And California DemocratsSan Jose Mayor Chuck Reed is leading an effort to put an initiative before voters allowing cities to renegotiate pensions for existing public employees—as well as new hires. Meanwhile, State Assembly candidate Steve Glazer from Orinda, is pushing an initiative preventing transit employees from striking in the future.
Union Leaders Prepared To Oppose San Jose Mayor’s Pension Reform MeasureMayor Chuck Reed, along with four other mayors from around the state, have submitted the ballot initiative to the state Attorney General.