Riverside County’s board says delays would be costly; the sheriff wanted time to study the effects on recruiting if employees pay more
BY JEFF HORSEMAN
Published: 19 June 2012 09:17 PM
After months of sometimes rocky talks with organized labor, Riverside County supervisors moved to reduce county pensions for new employees despite concerns from the sheriff, who wanted more time to consider how those changes would affect his ability to recruit and retain deputies.
The Board of Supervisors on Tuesday, June 19, voted 4-0 with John Benoit absent to submit an amendment to the county’s contract with the California Public Employees’ Retirement System. The amendment allows for reduced pension benefits for newly hired employees and deputies.