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Faulconer vows to continue protecting taxpayers following Supreme Court decision

Mayor Kevin L. Faulconer issues statement on Supreme Court decision for pension reform.

Following the California Supreme Court decision to send the matter of Proposition B, the pension reform initiative approved by 66 percent of voters in 2012, back to the Court of Appeal for further proceedings and to defer to a previous ruling by the Public Employment Relations Board, Mayor Kevin L. Faulconer issued the following statement:

“San Diego pension reform remains the law of the land and today’s Supreme Court decision keeps Proposition B in full force and effect. While the court’s deference to an earlier ruling means the debate over this issue is not over, it does not change the fact that voters amended the City Charter to bring fairness to city pensions."

“My administration will work closely with the City Attorney’s Office on the direction provided by the Supreme Court. The public mandate for reform is as valid now as it was when Proposition B passed in 2012, and I will insist that taxpayers continue to be protected as we move forward.

“Pension reform gave us the tools to clean up San Diego’s finances, save taxpayers hundreds of millions of dollars and return the government’s focus to improving our communities. The will of the public is clear, and I’ll continue to fight for the change San Diegans called for.”