Under the state’s arcane, convoluted public pension system, Bell will pay a fraction of the city manager and police chief’s pensions. Former employers and other cities will bear the brunt of the cost.
August 01, 2010|By Catherine Saillant, Los Angeles Times
The unfolding story of the high salaries paid to municipal officials in Bell has delivered a surprise twist to taxpayers in Glendale, Simi Valley, Ventura and several other Southern California cities — they’re on the hook for the pension bills.
More than half of former city manager Robert Rizzo’s $600,000-a-year pension will be spread among 140 small cities and special districts such as Norco, La Cañada Flintridge and Goleta that are in the same pension liability pool as Bell.
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