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Aguirre explains law suits to Sanders in closed session

San Diego city council is officially on winter recess, but the new mayor and council will hold a special meeting today. As KPBS reporter Alison St John reports, most of the business will happen behind

San Diego city council is officially on winter recess, but the new mayor and council will hold a special meeting today. As KPBS reporter Alison St John reports, most of the business will happen behind closed doors.

Today in closed session, city attorney Mike Aguirre will bring new mayor Jerry Sanders and the council up to speed on 14 ongoing lawsuits.

Most of them relate to investigations into the $1.4 billion pension deficit. The city is suing the pension board, the pension board's actuary, the city's own accountants and attorneys, plus the former mayor and tow city councilmen .

Meanwhile there are six suits against the city filed by the pension board, and city retirees.

Apart from the pension mess, disgruntled police officers have filed two suits against the city, and the ongoing case with border business park owner Roque de la Fuente could cost the city over $100 million in fines.

In open session today, the council will hire a new budget analyst, someone to advise the council on how to make revenues meet its expenses.
Alison St John KPBS news.