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THIS IS A PRESS RELEASE FROM THE BONNIE DUMANIS CAMPAIGN
San Diego District Attorney and Mayoral candidate Bonnie Dumanis released the following statement in response to this morning’s ruling that will allow San Diego’s Comprehensive Pension Reform initiative to go before voters on June 5th.
“I’m encouraged by today’s ruling allowing voters to have their say on pension reform in June. I support the Comprehensive Pension Reform Initiative and believe it’s critical to San Diego’s continuing financial recovery. Most importantly, once reforms are adopted by voters, we need a Mayor who has the proven executive experience and consensus-building skills to make sure pension reform actually gets implemented. As Mayor, I will work with all sides to make sure we implement real reform, with real savings that’s really going to stick.”