From the Reporter
The Proposal
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.
The Tradeoff
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.

Dagny Salas was web editor at Voice of San Diego from 2010 to 2013. She was an investigative fellow at VOSD from 2009 to 2010.

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