Nobody who is concerned about stable and responsible state, county or city budgeting can ignore the issues presented by public pensions. Whether it’s Governor Brown’s recent proposal, San Francisco’s recent Measure C or some of the recently proposed state ballot initiatives, pensions and how to fund them are critical parts of our policy and political discussion.
This Thursday evening, Oakland City Auditor Courtney Ruby and First District State Board of Equalization Member Betty Yee present what promises to be a very valuable workshop on these issues:
Pension Reform Explained
Thursday, December 8, 2011
Time: 6:00 PM – 8:00 PM
Place: Oakland City Hall
1 Frank H. Ogawa Plaza
Oakland, CA 94612
City Auditor Ruby’s staff tell us there will be two guest speakers providing 20-30 minute presentations on pension reform from the administrative (CalPERS) and ballot initiative (Proposition C, San Francisco) perspectives. After the presentations, the program will shift to a Q&A/discussion period moderated by Board of Equalization Member Yee and Auditor Ruby.
Alan Milligan, Chief Actuary, CalPERS
Mr. Milligan serves as Chair of the Californian Actuarial Advisory Panel, which provides information to the Legislature, Governor, public retirement systems, and other public agencies on pensions and other post-employment benefits, as well as guidance for best practices.
Micki Callahan, Human Resource Director, City and County of San Francisco
Ms. Callahan is a recognized expert on pension systems and San Francisco’s Proposition C, a pension reform measure passed last month by San Francisco voters.