San Luis Obispo City Charter Language about Retirement Benefits, Measure A (August 2011)
Path to the ballot
The measure was referred to the ballot by the City Council of San Luis Obispo in a 4-1 vote cast on May 17. Councilman John Ashbaugh is the one city council member who voted against putting the measure on the August 30 ballot.
A lawsuit was filed on May 3 by the San Luis Obispo Police Officers Association in a bid to keep the measure from going to a vote.
San Luis Obispo Superior Court Judge Charles Crandall ruled that sufficient grounds do not exist to keep the ballot measure off the ballot.
- San Luis Obispo Tribune, "SLO voters to decide on union pay issues in August", May 18, 2011
- San Luis Obispo Tribune, "Police union wants to cuff SLO’s hands", May 11, 2011
- San Luis Obispo New Times, "SLO police file suit against SLO City", May 4, 2011