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Pension and Welfare

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  • 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,...
  • Redevelopment important to infrastructure

    With the announcement of his proposed new budget, Gov. Jerry Brown is calling for the closing of the individual redevelopment agencies across the state, and tapping those redevelopment funds to fill a portion of the state budget gap. Well, what exactly...
  • It's time to ban the bonuses

    Enough is enough, and in the case of Burbank city employees, “enough” has become way too much. Employees in all city departments — from entry level file clerks and receptionists, to upper-level management and department heads —...
  • 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...
  • In latest union deal, Burbank managers agree to forgo bonuses

    The Burbank Management Assn. this week became the latest group of city employees to forgo bonuses and contribute to their pensions. The City Council on Tuesday approved the new contract, which runs through June 2012 and will require managers to start...
  • 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...
  • 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...
  • Pension for Randy Adams is slashed by more than $100,000 a year

    Pension for Randy Adams is slashed by more than $100,000 a year
    Former Bell Police Chief Randy Adams will continue receiving generous retirement benefits even after CalPERS slashed the amount by more than $100,000. Adams, whose $457,000 salary was higher than Los Angeles Police Chief Charlie Beck's and more than...
  • Mayor seeks alternative option for coyotes

    Mayor seeks alternative option for coyotes
    Glendale Mayor Laura Friedman is calling on city officials to use the techniques of animal welfare groups when dealing with coyotes in the future rather than turning too hastily to traps. During the City Council meeting Tuesday, Friedman said several...
  • 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...
  • 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...