Make Your Voice Heard: Vote on June 5!
The Council encourages you to exercise your right to vote on Tuesday, June 5. Two measures we are watching with particular interest align with our lead policy priorities.
Measure B, San Jose Pension Reform (June 2012)
Summary: With the unsustainable cost of public pensions imperiling fiscal stability, Mayor Chuck Reed has crafted a bold measure that treats existing employees fairly and establishes prudent reforms to San Jose’s retirement system. The outcome of this measure could have statewide implications. Making public retirement systems more fiscally sustainable is among the Council’s lead priorities.
Summary: Reduces the total amount of time a person may serve in the state legislature to 12 years, but increases number of terms a person could serve in either the Assembly or Senate. This measure would allow legislators to develop greater policy expertise necessary to lead California. This measure will enable legislators to better focus on developing sound public policies, instead of having to run for their next office.