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Largest CA community college faces dire problems

In 2012, the City College of San Francisco persuaded voters to adopt a $79 parcel tax to stave off bankruptcy. Now the school — the largest based on enrollment in the California Community College system — is once again coming

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San Jose scraps pension reform measure

In a remarkable move, the city of San Jose walked back its high-profile Measure B scheme to reform its costly public pensions commitments. Striking a deal Losing police to other jurisdictions, Mayor Sam Liccardo faced “enormous pressure to reach a settlement,”

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’13th checks’ scrapped in San Jose pension deal

In June 2012, San Jose voters by a more than 2-to-1 margin approved an ambitious pension reform measure meant to bring down long-term costs of retirement benefits for city employees. The night of the election, the San Jose police union

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Beware the California Pension Reform Foxes

Commentary June 4, 2012 By Wayne Lusvardi Two big pension reform measures are on Tuesday’s ballots in San Jose and San Diego. For advancing the measures, the cities’ mayors are being lionized: Democrat Chuck Reed in San Jose and Jerry

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