By Shawn Nelson, Chairman of the Orange County Board of Supervisors
When I took office in 2010, I advocated for reducing costs to the taxpayers. Arguably, the bloated public employee retirement formulas represent the largest unnecessary expenditure at the County. In response, the Board of Supervisors has supported and implemented several measures to rein in pension costs since then. This Tuesday, November 5, the Board will vote on two additional items: whether to immediately eliminate County pick-ups of required pension contributions for members of the Board of Supervisors and whether to place on the June ballot a measure that eliminates County pick-ups of required pension contributions for all County of Orange elected officials assuming office on or after January 1, 2015.
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