Monday, April 21, 2014
PLACERVILLE, CALIFORNIA
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March 6 editorial

EDITOR:

This is in response to your March 6, 2013 editorial in the Mountain Democrat. State and Federal statutes, as well as CalPERS’ internal policies, clearly indicate that independent agencies must have their own contract with CalPERS. In addition, the reporting of an agency’s employees under any other agency currently participating in the CalPERS Plan is also prohibited. Consequently, LAFCO “piggybacking” on the county’s PERS contract, which started in February 2005, is not an option.

Regarding the cost, two actuarial reports have concluded LAFCO will save money under its own contract without having a net effect on the county’s assets, liabilities or employer rate and the county has not provided any information that suggests otherwise. A copy of the latest actuary report is available on our Website (edlafco.us) or can be provided to the public on request.

JOSE C. HENRIQUEZ
Placerville

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  • Dink LaneMarch 08, 2013 - 4:13 pm

    No you missed the point, Jose. The Editorial was complaining about Employees getting ANY benefits. The Editor in this paper follows Ayn Rand's logic.... Me, myself, and I....to heck with other people. They're just leeches.

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  • Ernie LouisMarch 13, 2013 - 11:39 am

    Jose, I had to search back and respond to your letter "March 6 editorial" The Editor may have shaded the facts of the current move by Lafco. The elected official who loudly objected to Lafco’s Greed may have been more interested in launching his own next political campaign than the Lafco injustice of wanting EDC Tax dollars to pay for the same back credits and Benefits CalPers presently pays our County and “EID type agencies now. While County officials have no problems loading up Tax Payers with unfunded Wage and Benefits for upper management and elected, officials, This one elected official wants to be the “Pot calling the KETTLE BLACK”. I UNDERSTAND THAT CAL PERS REGULARLY GRANTS RETIREMENT CREDITS AND BENEFITS for back time where WORK is CONDUCTED AS A VOLUNTEERS OR INTERNS EARNING COLLEGE CREDITS. THE EDITOR SHOULD ADDRESS THE WHOLE RIP OFF OF TAX PAYERS. WE NEED TO KEEP ASKING QUESTIONS UNTIL THERE IS TRUE TRANSPARENCY AND ACCOUNTABILITY. ERNIE LOUIS

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