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The Berkeley Wire: 01.09.12

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  • EBGuy

    The Daniel Borenstein article should be required reading for anyone wants to understand why we will be getting LESS for MORE in the future.”In November, Berkeley City
    Manager Phil Kamlarz traded his $250,000-a-year job for retirement with a
    starting pension of about $266,000 annually…  The notion of career
    employees collecting nearly as much or more in retirement than on the
    job is not unique to Kamlarz, nor to Berkeley. One-fourth of public
    agencies in CalPERS use the 2.7-percent multiplier starting at age 55 or
    a more generous 3-percent multiplier at age 60 for their nonsafety
    employees.”