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As we reported in our article today, City Attorney Mike Aguirre is proposing that the City Council strip employees of the benefits he has challenged in court until a judge dismissed his case earlier this month.

Here is a copy of the memo he sent to council members Friday.

Under the proposal, the council would stop paying the retroactive pension increases given out to city employees in 1996 and 2002. Aguirre claims they violated the state provisions that bar taking on long-term debt without a vote of the public, making a gift of public funds, and giving public employees additional funds for work they already performed.

The tack is similar to one being explored by the Orange County Board of Supervisors, who passed legislation repealing the retroactive pension increases that the county’s deputy sheriffs received in 2001.

EVAN McLAUGHLIN

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