Fairfield is a city in California.
City fire officials voted to freeze provisional appointments of firefighters when it was recently learned that several firefighters had been transferred or promoted shortly before retirement. Under the firefighters' union contract with the town, firefighters who retire while serving a provisional appointment have their pensions based on that higher salary, no matter how briefly the provisional post is held. 
- Main article: California government sector lobbying
- Fairfield Citizen, Firefighter promotions on hold in wake of pension flap, Jan. 11, 2013
- State-Level Lobbying and Taxpayers: How Much Do We Really Know?, Pacific Research Institute