Monday, July 23, 2012
San Diego Mayor Under Fire at PERB
The Sacramento Bee reports San Diego mayor Jerry Sanders was "grilled" for more than five and a half hours during last week's hearing at the Public Employment Relations Board. Sanders and the City face scrutiny at PERB over their attack on employee's retirement security. PERB granted the unions' request for injunctive relief in February, but a San Diego Court stalled the process temporarily. Then, in June, PERB won the right to proceed at the Court of Appeal. Now, PERB is processing the complaint and an administrative law judge will rule whether the City violated the MMBA by putting the pension measure on the ballot without meeting and conferring with the unions. Both sides are expected to appeal regardless of the outcome.