Author Archives: Editor

Setting the record straight on CalPERS, SB 400 and our underfunded public employee pensions

By John Moorlach | As California continues to grapple with pension reform, it’s important to keep the record straight on how the state got into this mess. A major reason was the pension spiking of nearly 20 years ago, specifically Senate … Continue reading

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Fullerton City Hall is closed today for another three-day weekend

City Hall Closure Dates and Observed Holidays 2018 January –1*, 12, 26 February – 9, 19*, 23 March – 9, 23 April – 6, 20 May – 4, 18, 28* June – 1, 15, 29 July – 4*, 13, 27 August … Continue reading

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Fullerton’s city manager to discuss the public employee pension crisis tomorrow in Newport Beach

Fullerton City Manager Ken Domer will be participating tomorrow in a forum on California’s public employee pension crisis sponsored by the Association of California Cities-Orange County. The event will be held in Newport Beach. In addition to Domer, the discussion … Continue reading

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Watch last night’s city council meeting

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Tonight’s city council meeting agenda

To read or download tonight’s detailed council meeting agenda, please click here (pdf). The public participation portion of the meeting begins at 6:30 with presentations and awards. Actual city business normally doesn’t start until 7:00 or thereafter. And you can also … Continue reading

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Once again, California sees the unintended consequences of bad legislation

By Jon Coupal and Kammi Foote | Last July, we wrote a column regarding the foolishness of Senate Bill 2, a new $75 tax on real estate recordings, ostensibly for the purpose of funding housing programs. We pointed out that … Continue reading

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Another update on the effort to repeal the gas tax

The signature-gathering phase is coming down the home stretch. Yesterday, Carl DeMaio provided another update on the John and Ken Show on KFI Radio (the segment is about 10 minutes):

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Former Fullerton cop to serve jail time, but keep full CalPERS pension

An excellent post yesterday by David Curlee on the Friends for Fullerton’s Future blog describes the end result of a plea bargain by former Fullerton cop Miguel “Sonny” Siliceo. It has ensured that his CalPERS pension will be left intact … Continue reading

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Broad range of stakeholders file amicus briefs urging California Supreme Court to reject the ‘California Rule’

Five organizations filed amicus briefs last week in support of the State of California in the pension reform case of Cal Fire v. CalPERS. Each brief articulates the constitutional right of the legislature to adjust future pension benefits and the … Continue reading

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Two red flags that California’s economy isn’t as healthy as we think

By John Moorlach | Two recent financial tremors should caution California and its municipalities that they had better get their financial houses in order. The first came from Controller Betty Yee in her update on the state’s retiree health care … Continue reading

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