Wednesday, June 19, 2013
Putting dates in the article would be more convenient for the reader. Thanks though, I had forgotten about the show. It's pretty cool.
50. Wow. The guy I talked to thought it might be about 25. I asked about the pension issue.
The firefighter I talked to said that the city negotiated to cover the pension contribution a number of years ago. This kept the fire salaries a bit lower. Also, the city was not required to pay the contribution because PERS was overfunded for about 10 years. This was a huge savings for the city. He wondered if anyone knew where that money went.
He said if they start paying the contribution now, it becomes a permenent pay cut. The rest of the city is getting a furlough day, which is temporary.
Anyone have any other info?
From what I understand talking with my neighborhood firefighters, the number of fires has remained steady over the years. The number of medical and other emergencies has gone up dramatically. This makes the percentage of fires to all emregencies drop.
He also said that the fire dept has not hired in over three years, thats why there are no layoffs. The police have been hiring.
After they sell off a portion of the property for development, the remaining Cal expo site will be no bigger than the ARCO arena site. They should have gone with the three way swap, and let the Kamilos group build them a turn key entertainment park designed by Disney.
Kamilos assumed all the risk betting on increasing land value at cal expo. Cal expo got a brand new facility in a better location for attendees, whether Kamilos succeeded or failed.
Cal Expo board...its not too late.
Thats good. Changing the first floor of some of those buildings to retail should be part of the design process. Just my take....
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