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A '''City of San Jose Pension Reform Ballot Question''' is on the {{jun05ca2012}} for voters in the City of San Jose in {{santa clara}}.<ref name=measure>[http://www.mercurynews.com/breaking-news/ci_20114735 ''Mercury News'', "San Jose Mayor confident on key pension vote", March 6, 2012]</ref>
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{{tnr}}A '''City of San Jose Pension Reform Ballot Question''' is on the {{jun05ca2012}} for voters in the City of San Jose in {{santa clara}}.<ref name=measure>[http://www.mercurynews.com/breaking-news/ci_20114735 ''Mercury News'', "San Jose Mayor confident on key pension vote", March 6, 2012]</ref>
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The amount that the city pays every year for the retirement plans of its retired workers has risen from $73 million in 2001 to $245 million in 2011.<ref name=measure/>
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==Support==
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Chuck Reed, San Jose's mayor, is a leading supporter of the pension reform measure.
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Jeff Cristina, director of Environmental Services at GreenWaste Recovery in San Jose, supports the measure.<ref name=measure/>
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* County Assessor Larry Stone says he supports the measure because "We need significant reform, not just incremental reform. Why? Because the current system is unsustainable."<ref name=measure/>
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==Opposition==
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The measure is opposed by the city's public sector employee unions. In a statement released by five unions after the vote to place the measure on the June ballot, the unions said, "the mayor and his supporters scored some political points today, but only time will tell what the ultimate cost to our city will be."<ref name=measure/>
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==Path to the ballot==
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The San Jose City Council voted to place the measure on the {{jun05ca2012}} in a meeting on March 6, 2012. The vote was 8-3.
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Chuck Reed, Pete Constant, Pierluigi Oliverio, Madison Nguyen, Sam Liccardo, Rose Herrera, Donald Rocha and Nancy Pyle voted in favor of placing the measure on the ballot.
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Ash Kalra, Kansen Chu and Xavier Campos voted against placing the measure on the ballot.<ref name=measure/>
  
 
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Revision as of 09:32, 7 March 2012

A City of San Jose Pension Reform Ballot Question is on the June 5, 2012 ballot for voters in the City of San Jose in Santa Clara County.[1]

The amount that the city pays every year for the retirement plans of its retired workers has risen from $73 million in 2001 to $245 million in 2011.[1]

Support

Chuck Reed, San Jose's mayor, is a leading supporter of the pension reform measure.

Jeff Cristina, director of Environmental Services at GreenWaste Recovery in San Jose, supports the measure.[1]

  • County Assessor Larry Stone says he supports the measure because "We need significant reform, not just incremental reform. Why? Because the current system is unsustainable."[1]

Opposition

The measure is opposed by the city's public sector employee unions. In a statement released by five unions after the vote to place the measure on the June ballot, the unions said, "the mayor and his supporters scored some political points today, but only time will tell what the ultimate cost to our city will be."[1]

Path to the ballot

The San Jose City Council voted to place the measure on the June 5, 2012 ballot in a meeting on March 6, 2012. The vote was 8-3.

Chuck Reed, Pete Constant, Pierluigi Oliverio, Madison Nguyen, Sam Liccardo, Rose Herrera, Donald Rocha and Nancy Pyle voted in favor of placing the measure on the ballot.

Ash Kalra, Kansen Chu and Xavier Campos voted against placing the measure on the ballot.[1]

References


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