The biggest employer and the biggest taxpayer in Richmond is this Chevron oil refinery. The Contra Costa County city on San Francisco Bay is feeling budget pain from rapidly rising employee pension costs.
The biggest employer and the biggest taxpayer in Richmond is this Chevron oil refinery. The Contra Costa County city on San Francisco Bay is feeling budget pain from rapidly rising employee pension costs. Paul Sakuma Associated Press file
The biggest employer and the biggest taxpayer in Richmond is this Chevron oil refinery. The Contra Costa County city on San Francisco Bay is feeling budget pain from rapidly rising employee pension costs. Paul Sakuma Associated Press file
Dan Walters

Dan Walters

Observations on California and its politics

Cities, counties and schools feel sharply increasing pension costs

February 25, 2017 02:00 PM

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Dan Walters’ column appeared in dozens of California newspapers. He joined the Sacramento Union’s Capitol bureau in 1975 and in 1981 began writing the state’s only daily newspaper column devoted to California political, economic and social events. In 1984 he moved to The Sacramento Bee, where his column ran until 2017.