East Bay MUD Member Shares the Facts on Pensions

In an April 26 Letter to the Editor, East Bay MUD Local 21 member Joe Young debunked some myths around California public employee pensions.

He pointed out that public employee compensation is in line with the private sector and that pension expenses account for less than 5% of the general fund.

“A 5 percent item in the budget will not bring the state to its knees and is not the cause of all our problems,” wrote Young.

To read the full text of his letter, check out the Contra Costa Times online. <http://www.contracostatimes.com/letters/ci_17924188?nclick_check=1>