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San Diego’s City Council increased their own contributions to the city’s pension system yesterday, satisfying a condition in Proposition D, November’s sales tax and financial reform ballot measure.
I touched on this issue earlier this week, noting that Councilman Carl DeMaio and the U-T editorial page were calling on the council to go further and pay half their annual required contributions to the system like other city employees.
The council didn’t do that.
The U-T has a story and a nifty comparison of how much the city’s elected officials used to pay toward their pensions, what they pay under the new plan and their payments had they adopted DeMaio’s proposal.
The big loser was City Attorney Jan Goldsmith, who took the equivalent of an $11,000 compensation cut under the new plan. Council members Donna Frye and Ben Hueso weren’t affected because they’re leaving office.