Carlsbadistan’s Pension Pains

by The Editors on February 24, 2010

Barbara Henry explores the issues surrounding the City of Carlsbadistan’s employee pensions and how the recently announced mayorial candidate stand on the issues in a story in the North County Times.

Councilman Keith Blackburn and Councilman Matt Hall —- have opposing viewpoints on the pension issue.
Hall, whose candidacy is backed by the city’s current longtime mayor, has said the city needs to rethink its annual pension expenditures before they come to dominate the city’s budget. Blackburn, a former Carlsbad police officer expected to be endorsed by the city’s labor groups, has said the city needs to proceed cautiously and not be among the first in the state to try to restructure its system.

Seems everyone agrees on the old cliché: if you want to keep good employees you need to pay them. It’s exactly how that is done that gets sticky.

[Link: North County Times]

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