Update from first negotiation 11-15-17 with County regarding retirement re-opener

The County’s goal is for all employees to pay half the normal cost for retirement and retirement COLA.  The County provided us with a detailed spreadsheet documenting how our contributions would go up for each of us.  The Total Pensionable Income column in the spreadsheet is merely a snapshot from Pay Period 2017-18, which includes…

County is Claiming Significantly Increased Retirement Costs

Subject: FW: Signficant pension increases ahead From: “Miyasato, Mona” <[email protected]> Date: November 7, 2016 at 4:08:28 PM PST To: “Alvarez, Tom” <[email protected]>, and others Subject: Signficant pension increases ahead Dear Department Directors: As you may have heard, the SBCERS Board of Retirement recently voted to change its actuarial assumptions, which determine our pension contribution.  Specifically,…

Santa Barbara Deputy District Attorney Association Urges a No Vote on Prop. 57

Prop. 57 claims to only apply to non-violent offenders, however, the plain language of proposition tells another story.  Instead, Prop. 57 amends the California Constitution to allow the state prison bureaucracy to undercut lengthy sentences of career violent offenders without any court or voter oversight.  After 5 straight years of shortening prison sentences and decriminalizing…