Orange County Voter Approval for Retirement Benefits, Measure J (November 2008)
Measure J amended the county's charter to require a vote of the people on any pension hikes.
At the time of the vote on Measure J, Orange County faced a $2.7 billion deficit in its pension system, which was 73% funded.
- These final, certified, results are from the Orange County elections office.
The Orange County Employees Association, the county's largest public workers union, opposed Measure J and described it as "misguided".
The question on the ballot:
|MEASURE J: "Shall the ordinance amending the County Charter to require voter approval for certain increases in retirement benefits for County employees and officials be adopted?"|