Roughly halfway through his January 2011 State of the City address, San Diego Mayor Jerry Sanders mentioned his plans to "soon bring to voters" a measure that would switch city workers to a 401(k)-style retirement plan.  more

Jun 19, 2012 12:00 AM News

The theme driving two local campaigns-City Councilmember Carl DeMaio's bid for mayor and Prop. B, the ballot measure that seeks to overhaul the city's retirement system-is that labor unions are the taxpayers' adversaries, unwilling to budge... more

Jun 4, 2012 12:00 AM News

The first time San Diego Police Officer Devin Whitney got hurt on the job, he and his partner were checking a noise complaint at a Mid-City apartment complex in July 2000. more

Dec 2, 2008 12:00 AM News

Council president says pension emergency is a thing of the past more

Aug 8, 2007 12:00 AM News

Mayor apologizes for contracting inequity more

Aug 8, 2007 12:00 AM News

In a conference with reporters late last week, Mayor Jerry Sanders seemed relatively confident that he'd know by March 1 exactly how much money the city would have to pump into its employee-retirement fund during the upcoming fiscal year. more

Feb 22, 2006 12:00 AM News

“If we would have gone out and tried to find someone to do the worst possible job, to make the most mistakes, to provide the worst leadership, we could not have found a better person than Mr. Preovolos. He has been a disaster." more

Aug 31, 2005 12:00 AM News

Ask your average urban dweller hownour city—once touted as a paragon of financial virtue—fell from grace into thenmunicipal manure pile, and you'll either get a blank stare or a mumblednexplanation that has something to do with a pension sy... more

Jun 15, 2005 12:00 AM News

Vocabulary word for the day: Amortize. What does it mean? To gradually get rid of something, like a debt. In city-finance speak, amortizing the pension debt has become priority No. 1, but what's it going to take to make a estimated $1.7 bil... more

Jun 15, 2005 12:00 AM News

"I would suggest that the best way you could thank us is to aggressively tackle the very significant challenges inherent in our report." That sentence was culled from a letter written by Richard Vortmann, a member of Mayor Dick Murphy's Blu... more

Mar 9, 2005 12:00 AM News

That Mayor Dick Murphy and members of the San Diego City Council voted to approve bond documents containing misleading information about the city's finances is not exactly news. more

Feb 16, 2005 12:00 AM News