San Luis Obispo City Charter Language about Retirement Benefits, Measure A (August 2011)
Text of measure
The question on the ballot:
|MEASURE A: "Shall Section 1105 (Retirement) of the San Luis Obispo Charter, which authorizes the City Council to enter into a contract with the Board of Administration of the Public Employees’ Retirement System (PERS), be amended to provide that the City Council may terminate or amend its contract or negotiate another contract to provide improved or reduced employee benefits only in accordance with state law and as permitted by the Board of Administration of PERS?"|
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
- Note: This text is quoted verbatim from the original source. Any inconsistencies are attributed to the original source.
- San Luis Obispo New Times, "SLO police file suit against SLO City", May 4, 2011