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  • Commentary: Measure Z invites community solution

    While Measure Z clearly removes a tax, the issue is indeed far from simple. But first, the easier part to understand: Currently residents and businesses alike subsidize the employee portion of our public employee pensions though an assessment included as a part of our property tax bill. This means the city pays their agreed-upon contribution and the employee pays their agreed-upon contribution minus that which we supply through our property tax bill.
  • Changes made to retirement benefits

    Fountain Valley approved changes to future employees' retirement benefits that will help relieve some of the burden pensions are putting on the city. The City Council unanimously approved a change Tuesday to newly hired employee benefits that increases...

    Council rejects governor's proposal to ax redevelopment agency

    The Huntington Beach City Council voted unanimously Monday to send a letter to Gov. Jerry Brown opposing his proposal to eliminate the redevelopment agency. Mayor Joe Carchio said Huntington Beach would take a big hit if the agency is eliminated. "It...

    Fire chief had highest paycheck in 2009

    Fire chief had highest paycheck in 2009
    Thanks to the payouts for sick pay and vacation time he received upon retirement, Huntington Beach's former fire chief earned the highest paycheck among municipal fire chiefs statewide in 2009 — the most recent year for which there is data —...

    Council extends police contract

    Despite pleas from Huntington Beach Councilman Don Hansen to turn down an offer from the police union to extend its contract with some employee concessions, the City Council approved it Monday. "I think it's a shortsighted and misguided decision, and I...