|From the Reporter|
|The Otay Water District will vote Wednesday on whether to grant lifetime health care to its union employees, mirroring a boost it gave senior executives in mid-July.|
|Employees will pay more toward their pensions. The district says that savings will pay for health care costs.|
|Why The Deal Stands Out|
|It has been advertised by district leaders as saving money each year, even though it wouldn’t save anything until 2018. It adds lifetime retiree health care to the district’s books at a time when governments here and around the country are trying to shed it.