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Pension and Welfare

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  • Ex-Glendale police chief offered disability pension from Bell

    Ex-Glendale police chief offered disability pension from Bell
    More than half of the disability retirements awarded to police officers under former Bell City Administrator Robert Rizzo — including those given to three police chiefs — should not have been granted, and workers' compensation settlements...
  • Randy Adams, former Glendale police chief, cracks public pension Top 10

    Randy Adams, former Glendale police chief, cracks public pension Top 10
    The number of former public employees making more than $100,000 a year in retirement from California’s largest public pension system has jumped 99% in the last two years. The Orange County Register calculated that there are 12,199 retirees in the...
  • Glendale pension costs keep rising

    Pension costs and other employee benefits continue to be a huge financial burden for Glendale, despite some gains in raising revenue and controlling costs, according to the most recent data available. As of June 2012, the annual pension cost was about...
  • Ron Kaye: We need more from our leaders

    Of all the fallen idols and soiled reputations of yesterday's heroes, none stands out these days quite like Penn State's Joe Paterno, stripped of his achievement as the winningest college football coach in history and relegated to a hall of shame....
  • 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...
  • Judge rejects Randy Adams' bid to double pension

    Judge rejects Randy Adams' bid to double pension
    A judge has rejected an effort by Bell's former police chief to more than double his pension to $510,000 a year, saying that the City Council never approved his extravagant contract and that city officials tried to keep his salary secret. Randy Adams,...
  • Glendale employee unions agree to waive salary bumps

    As Glendale plans to cut its workforce by more than 100 employees, three city unions have agreed to no salary or cost-of living increases this fiscal year, officials reported. For several years, the unions have agreed to these provisions as the city...
  • Glendale firefighters agree to delay raises

    Glendale firefighters have agreed to cut a 4.5% promised cost-of-living raise to 2.5% in 2013 as the city continues to ask for employee concessions to save money. In 2015, firefighters are set to get a second 3.5% increase, bringing the total increase to...
  • 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,...
  • Bell fiasco can't be repeated

    If manure flows downstream, cities like Glendale and Ventura have found themselves in it up to their knees. In the weeks since news of the excessive executive salaries at the city of Bell broke, the cascading effects of those pay decisions have...