City of Los Angeles Disabled Children Benefits, Proposition C (March 2009)
Proposition C amended the Los Angeles City Charter to allow disabled children of deceased members of the Fire and Police Pension Plan to marry or be adopted without losing their Dependent Child benefits. It also provided additional options for the payment of benefits belonging to disabled children of deceased members, as long as the additional options do not increase the amount of the benefits being paid.
- These final election results are from the Los Angeles County election office.
The Los Angeles Times endorsed a "yes" vote on Measure C, saying, "The Times acknowledges that pension plans are fraught with potential financial hazards for the city and therefore the taxpayers, so we swallow our irritation with such petty demands for voter attention. Charter Amendment C will have little effect on the fiscal health of the pension plan and should be approved, although its beneficial attributes are slight."
The question on the ballot:
|Proposition C: "Shall the Charter be amended to allow disabled children of deceased members of the Fire and Police Pension Plan to marry or be adopted without losing their Dependent Child benefits and to provide additional options for the payment of benefits belonging to disabled children of deceased members that do not increase the amount of the benefits being paid?"|
- City of Los Angeles election department
- Sample ballot (scroll to page 39)
- League of Women Voters Pros/Cons of Measures A-E
- "City Of Los Angeles Election Results," May 3, 2009
- Los Angeles Times, "Changing the charter, For the March 3 ballot, The Times supports Charter Amendments A, C and D, but opposes E," February 22, 2009
- Note: This text is quoted verbatim from the original source. Any inconsistencies are attributed to the original source.