Thursday, Nov. 9, 2006 | In response to Ron D’argento’s recent letter, if you were defrauded in a negotiation, for instance, not told about toxic mold in your new house, you’d insist that the deal was void – just as any consumer would. You certainly wouldn’t be the one insisting that you keep the toxic house because “a deal is a deal.” The consumers, i.e. the citizens of San Diego, are doing what anyone would by insisting that the pension deals be fair and square, with full disclosures.
As for “suffer[ing] down the road,” I have yet to see any SD city job offered that didn’t have far more applicants than positions offered. As a citizen of SD, I’m willing to take the chance that a normal pension plan, instead of a bloated one, won’t significantly reduce the supply of applicants for SD city jobs. And now, Prop B is in place if we find we do need to make a change in the future.