On March 14th, 2014

Pension Reform: San Jose Mayor Chuck Reed Loses Statewide Ballot Challenge

On Thursday, March 13, 2014, a Sacramento Superior  Court judge handed San Jose Mayor Chuck Reed a monumental setback in his lawsuit claiming  the Attorney General wrote a biased summary for his statewide pension-change initiative. 

Reed's  petition challenged ten words in the summary claiming  the words were false, partial and argumentative. In part, he objected to wording that mentioned peace officers, nurses and teachers by profession whose retirement security could  be greatly impacted should the initiative pass.  The tentative ruling was issued by the court Thursday and adopted by the court Friday, March 14.  This likely stops Reed's current effort for a statewide pension reform initiative for now, meaning the initiative will not likely show up on a ballot this year.

CSLEA and public safety/labor associations throughout the state are committed to protecting your retirement security.  Public safety and consumer protection professionals have already sacrificed for years during the tough times and are working under PEPRA which are the changes the Governor and State Legislature made.  It is expected Reed will resurrect his attack.

To read the ruling click here.

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