Sacramento – The League of California Cities® issued the following statement in response to California Supreme Court ruling on Cal Fire Local 2881 v. CalPERS. The following statement can be attributed to Carolyn Coleman, executive director of the League of California Cities.
“The League applauds today’s California Supreme Court decision upholding a key provision which amended the law governing the state’s public employee retirement system.
“While today’s decision lets stand reforms important to the fiscal health of the system, more work must be done to address the challenge of escalating pension costs for local governments.
“The League stands ready to partner with the Administration, Legislature and stakeholders to ensure a strong defined benefit retirement system for California’s public sector workers and retirees.”
Established in 1898, the League of California Cities is a nonprofit statewide association that advocates for cities with the state and federal governments and provides education and training services to elected and appointed city officials.