Friday, July 16, 2010

Kern County considers Public Records Act request to release pension pay and names

"The Kern County Employees' Retirement Association, the agency that invests taxpayer money to fund county employee pensions, has kept the size of each member's retirement check a secret for years.

But the legal argument KCERA lawyers say demands secrecy is crumbling in courts across California, forcing them to choose between angering retirees and clinging to a law that may not stand up in court.

On Wednesday The Californian asked the retirement association to release the size of each county retiree's monthly pension check and other related data as part of its ongoing look at how skyrocketing benefit costs are hitting county coffers. A Sacramento County court had just ruled taxpayers have a right to that information."
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