State Looks on as San Jose Reaches Watered-Down Pension Deal

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San Jose City Council passed a new pension deal with police and firefighter unions this week, essentially gutting the pension reform measure that San Jose voters passed overwhelmingly in 2012. We?ll discuss the deal and why the action could have repercussions for local governments across the state. We'll also hear about a state-wide pension modification ballot proposal co-authored by former San Jose Mayor Chuck Reed.

Guests:

Dave Low, chairman, Californians for Retirement Security that represents 1.5 million public employees and retirees

Garrick Percival, associate professor, San Jose State University and director, Institute of Public Affairs and Civic Engagement

Carl DeMaio, former San Diego City Councilmember

Detective James Gonzales, vice president, San Jose Police Officers' Association

Sam Liccardo, Mayor, City of San Jose

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