Chuck Reed’s Pension Reform Measure Moves Closer to the Ballot

SACRAMENTO — San Jose Mayor Chuck Reed and four other California mayors have been cleared to start gathering signatures to get their proposed statewide pension reform initiative on voter ballots in November.

The move comes a day after Attorney General Kamala Harris issued a summary for the initiative, which would allow cities across the state to renegotiate public workers’ future pension and retirement benefits.

In addition to Reed, other mayors behind the initiative include Bill Kampe of Pacific Grove; Pat Morris of San Bernardino; Miguel Pulido of Santa Ana; and Tom Tait of Anaheim.

Initiative supporters they expect to announce by the end of January whether they will start collecting more than 800,000 signatures to qualify for the November ballot or delay their plans until 2016.

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