How embarrassing. For months I have been berating the city attorney and council for pretending that cannabis dispensaries are “illegal.” City Attorney Claudia Quintana told me they are “illegal” because they conflict with our business ordinances (they are not listed as an approved business, despite the state’s approval of them). I questioned that analysis, even though it had been used by the prior city attorney with some success.
To analyze the pension contributions being paid to CalPERS (California Public Employee Retirement System) on behalf of Vallejo City employees.
The City of Vallejo participates in the CalPERS pension plans for its employees. Until recent changes in the law, Public Safety employees could retire at age 50 and receive 3% of their final salary for each year they worked. The actual amount a retiree receives each year increases due to a cost of living adjustment. All other employees receive 2.7% of their final salary at age 55 for each year of service. Overtime and some other wages are not considered PERSable wages.
In 2010 the City contributed 28.31% of a public safety employees salary to CalPERS [link to 6/28/10Vallejo Public Safety Retirees -- it's better than winning the Lottery]. Starting in January 2013 the City iscontributing 44.101% of a new public safety employees wages-- a 56% increase in 3 years.The pension contribution for all other new employees is 25.762%. Vallejo City Employees contribute between 6.25% and 13.4% to their pension.
New Vallejo Ferry Facility To Be Built on Mare Island Waterfront
A landmark $22-million maintenance, administration, and passenger facility for the San Francisco Bay Area Water Emergency Transportation Authority's (WETA) Vallejo service is set to be built by 2015, following an agreement announced today by the City of Vallejo, WETA and developer Lennar Mare Island (LMI).
4/29/13 -- Here are the next six short Participatory Budgeting Project pitches from the April 17 Expo. VIB will be putting up a bunch every day until they are all online to help you choose the projects you want to vote for!! It's a bunch of money...might as well choose something you like.
Community Gardens and Nutrition Education
Small Business Grants for Downtown and Mare Island