Monday, August 27, 2007
The head of San Diego’s largest labor union is asking for a review of the city attorney’s spending. Judie Italiano of the Municipal Employees Association has requested a complete record of how taxpayer dollars pay for legal cases, and how many dollars are recovered from those cases.
City Attorney Mike Aguirre has tirelessly pursued his case to roll back hundreds of millions of dollars in benefits for city workers. He says that would help fix the city’s billion-dollar deficit. If Aguirre succeeds, some of the union’s 6,000 white-collar workers could lose their pensions. So far the case has suffered major setbacks in the courts.