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So the city appears to be ready to make yet another pension decision/deal where nobody has to do anything difficult. City Attorney Mike Aguirre, Council President Scott Peters, Mayor Jerry Sanders and plaintiff’s lawyer Mike Conger have agreed in principle to pay Conger a fee and go about their business as they had been planning to.

All taxpayers get is the promise that somebody will pay something into the pension system someday. But don’t worry about it now, of course.

Isn’t that San Diego’s motto?

The city doesn’t have to do anything: make any cuts, sell any real estate or raise any taxes to pay back its debts to the pension system. Conger gets to cash in a fee and Peters, Aguirre and Sanders get to declare victory. Once again, they’ve succeeded in keeping us from having to deal with the pension problem.

And all we had to do is pay a lawyer. Congrats.

SCOTT LEWIS

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