City Pushes Forward on Prop. B Plans

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

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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