Archive for the ‘County of San Diego’ Category

San Diego school district owes $1 billion on $100 million loan

December 9, 2012

http://www.scpr.org/news/2012/12/08/35171/san-diego-school-district-owes-1-billion-on-100-mi/

$675,000 settlement for woman groped by San Diego PIG

November 30, 2012

http://www.cbs8.com/story/20062869/675000-settlement-for-woman-groped-by-sd-police-officer

 

CalPERS reviewing administrator’s pension. Sweetwater deputy superintendent is working, collecting retirement.

June 29, 2012

http://www.utsandiego.com/news/2012/jun/25/calpers-reviewing-administrators-pension/

 

Redistricting Commissioners Cash In With Honor System Pay Reporting

June 24, 2012

http://www.sandiegoreader.com/weblogs/news-ticker/2012/jun/14/redistricting-commissioners-cash-in-with-honor-sys/

 

Postal Service Audit Blasts San Diego Mail Carriers for Inefficiency

June 24, 2012

http://www.sandiegoreader.com/weblogs/news-ticker/2012/jun/12/postal-service-audit-blasts-san-diego-mail-carrier/

 

PIO (Public Information Officer) gets lifetime benefits from fire agency

May 3, 2012

By Aaron Burgin

The San Diego Union-Tribune

April 19, 2012

Link: http://www.utsandiego.com/news/2012/apr/19/pio-vests-san-miguel-fire-agency/

Excerpts:

  • (San Miguel Fire District spokesman Leonard Villarreal ), 61, marks five years with the agency this month, meaning he is now vested to have taxpayer-funded health coverage for life.
  • Villarreal works part-time for San Miguel and part-time for the Otay Water District, which has had its own controversies over lifetime health benefits that taxpayer advocates see as overly generous.
  • “He’s been there five years, three of five he’s been part-time, yet he is full time on the books and vested for lifetime benefits,” said Victor Mosso, a resident who has voiced his concerns about the district’s financial situation at a number of board meetings. “That is a problem.”
  • San Miguel kept Villarreal while downgrading one of its busiest fire stations, freezing firefighting positions and reducing benefits across the board.

Commentary:

  • Public entities in the State of California have two financial tsunamis heading their way: [1] unfunded liability for pensions and [2] unfunded liability for retiree benefits (e.g. health, dental, other).  The latter is often ignored and only a few brave leaders have warned employees and constituents that the latter poses a serious threat to the financial solvency of many public entities.
  • ALL California taxpayers should inquire about whether this same outrageous and imprudent benefit is being provided to the employees of their county, city/town, fire district, water district, sewer district, hospital district, community services district, etc.

Campus Police Officer Arrested for Drunken Shuttle Bus Theft

April 20, 2012

By San Diego 6 News

March 20, 2012

Link: http://www.sandiego6.com/news/local/Campus-Police-Officer-Arrested-for-Drunken-Shuttle-Bus-Theft-143576396.html