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Statement: Resolution to Reduce Pensions for Peace Officers (Tier D)


I opposed reducing the pension benefits for incoming County peace officers because it does not pencil out in the long-term. Fiscal responsibility is important, but when it comes to public safety, we should not cut corners.

With today’s vote, according to the Deputy Sheriff’s Association, we’ll have the worst pension plan for incoming officers in the State of California - almost ensuring our retention rates will drop in the future. We can do better.

Nathan Fletcher
Supervisor, District 4
County of San Diego