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  • Pension overhaul is long overdue

    Gov. Jerry Brown’s pension overhaul for public employees — one of the most significant rollbacks of its kind in state history — is a huge victory for hundreds of municipalities across the state that, until now, have had to labor...
  • Randy Adams takes the Fifth 20 times at pension hearing

    Randy Adams takes the Fifth 20 times at pension hearing
    Already one of California's highest paid public pensioners, former Bell Police Chief Randy Adams this week asked a state pension panel to double his retirement pay to reflect the huge salary he received during his brief stint as the top cop in the...
  • Glendale City Council candidates explain why they should be elected

    The 12 candidates vying for three seats on the Glendale City Council outline what makes them the best choice. Jefferson Black What City Hall needs is a diplomatic problem-solver. I’m open-minded, willing to listen to both sides of every issue. I&...
  • Pension cost rise threatens Glendale's budget

    Glendale officials warned this week that planned changes to how the state's pension agency calculates contribution rates will have a significant impact on a city still recovering from a prolonged recession. The California Public Employees' Retirement...
  • After impasse with IBEW, Glendale City Council imposes pay cut on utility workers

    After impasse with IBEW, Glendale City Council imposes pay cut on utility workers
    More than 200 Glendale Water & Power employees and their union comrades packed City Hall Tuesday night to protest a contract that cuts their pay by 1.75%. Despite the showing, the City Council — unable to reach a deal with the International...
  • Glendale officials to see black ink

    Glendale officials say they expect the city to end the fiscal year next month $3.9 million in the black — money that could be used to shore up worker compensation and other funds that are in severe need of replenishment. In addition to the surplus...
  • Glendale pays big pension numbers

    Glendale pays big pension numbers
    As Glendale struggles to get a handle on its growing pension obligations, records show that about 11% of the nearly 1,350 city retirees draw annual pensions of more than $100,000 a year — and some of them far more than that. At the top of the list...
  • Former city workers retired, but still working

    Former city workers retired, but still working
    Former Glendale Police Capt. Ray Edey is not one to relax, so when he had the opportunity to return to writing grant applications for the city in September 2011, about a week after he retired, he took it. "I don't golf, fish or hunt," said the 30-year...
  • CV Water District dips into reserves to cover pension debt

    Crescenta Valley Water District officials this week voted to draw down heavily on the utility’s reserves to pay off a ballooning pension liability — a decision they said would have positive long-term affects given the high interest rate they...
  • Pension reform leads issues at candidate forum

    Pension reform leads issues at candidate forum
    City pensions and looming electricity rate increases were front and center Saturday as 10 of the 13 candidates for City Council faced off at the first election forum of the campaign season. In front of about 80 people at the Oakmont Country Club,...
  • Gatto and Ramani go into detail

    MIKE GATTO: 1) California faces projected budget deficits of close to $20 billion annually for the next several years. What specific steps must the state take to achieve a balanced budget? To paraphrase Winston Churchill, the next few years are likely...
  • Gatto offers potentially sunny budget forecast

    Gatto offers potentially sunny budget forecast
    Lawmakers will not approve a state budget for weeks and may not complete one until after the November election, Assemblyman Mike Gatto told a crowd of 30 Saturday in Glendale. Gatto's forecast came during a town hall meeting in which he touted...