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City Council Discusses Pension Reform, Pay Raises

What are some of the potential ballot measures that will be put to San Diego voters in November? How might the city change the pension benefits it offers to future non-safety employees? Why are some

City Council Discusses Pension Reform, Pay Raises

Audio posted this afternoon.

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Tom Fudge: The San Diego City Council voted 6-2 not to ballot a proposition that could raise the pay for councilmembers and the mayor. Council members now make about $75,000 a year. The proposal, to link council pay to the salaries of Superior Court judges, would raise the pay of councilmembers to $134,000 a year.

Councilwoman Donna Frye summed up the council's reluctance to ask for a pay raise. She said it was hard to ask voters for a pay hike at the same time the council is likely to ask them to cut the pensions of city workers. That measure, by the way, is likely to make the November ballot.

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