Pension Increase May Be Retracted in Orange County

An article in the Sacramento Bee reports that Orange County is considering a proposal to retract an increase of pension benefits granted to public safety employees in 2001.  Orange County believes that this increase is an unconstitutional debt and illegal gift of public funds.

If Orange County follows through on this proposal, they surely will be subject to litigation from the pension plan members asserting an improper denial of their vested or otherwise guaranteed benefits.