Monthly Archives: April 2015

And now for the bottom line

So it’s time to get to the bottom line. In the Merry-Go-Round’s examination of the proposed new public safety union contracts Council is being asked to approve on April 29, we’ve looked separately at the economic terms of the MOUs … Continue reading

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The proposed OPEB trust

In our last column, we phrased the issue facing Council as it decides whether to approve new public safety union contracts this way:  Is the “partial solution” proposed by outgoing City Manager John Russo to the “Other Post-Employment Benefits” problem … Continue reading

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The proposed public safety union contracts

We’re sure that, if anyone heeded the exhortation by Vice Mayor Frank Matarrese to begin studying the proposed new public safety union contracts as soon as they were posted Tuesday afternoon, it was readers of the Merry-Go-Round.  After all, who … Continue reading

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What a way to go!

This week, a majority of Council decided to make it possible for departing City Manager John Russo to bolster his reputation – and to burnish his resume – before he leaves for his new job in Riverside.  In so doing, … Continue reading

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Fixing the OPEB problem — legally

This Tuesday, Council will get its first briefing on the “Other Post-Employment Benefits” problem – i.e., how much the City is paying, and how much it will pay in the future, for retiree health benefits. The former Council got a … Continue reading

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