City Pushes Forward on Prop. B Plans

City Attorney says interim plan should be in place by early August

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    The San Diego City Council began panning out how to implement the newly passed pension overhaul measure in a meeting Monday.

    Proposition B would provide new city hires, except police officers, with 401(k)-style plans, rather than debt-ridden pension plans. It may also place a five-year freeze on pensionable pay.

    Monday afternoon, negotiators for the two sides attempted to mediate their differences in a closed council session.

    The measure has a total of five lawsuits pending against it. One of the cases, filed in February by the Public Employment Relations Board, claims the city violated state guidelines by ignoring a "meet and confer" requirement.

    City Attorney Jan Goldsmith said the best case scenario for Prop B is an interim plan that could be in place by early August.

    “We will implement Prop B unless a court orders us not to,” he said “We are going to implement the will of people."

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