(PR) HJTA California Pension Reform Score a Major Victory for the Taxpayers

Judge orders O.C. Employee Retirement System (OCERS) to turn over public records detailing public employee pensions

Sacramento — Howard Jarvis Taxpayers Association and the California Foundation for Fiscal Responsibility (also known as “California Pension Reform”) have won a key victory in the battle against out-of-control pensions for state and local bureaucrats.

A judge in Orange County has ordered the Orange County Employee Retirement System (OCERS) to turn over information on the lavish pensions of bureaucrats. OCERS must release the names gross pension amounts and the last employing agency from which the worker retired.

“This is a great day for every Taxpayer in the state of California who is fed up with subsidizing cushy retirement programs for government bureaucrats and who wants to know the whole truth about what we’re paying for” said Jon Coupal President of the Howard Jarvis Taxpayers Association. “Let this be a message to every government employee Union every bureaucrat and every government entity across the state ‰ÛÒ the public is now watching.”

Howard Jarvis Taxpayers Association attorney Tim Bittle represented Marcia Fritz in the case. Fritz is the President of California Pension Reform the leading pension reform organization in the state of California.

The victory is similar to orders in other counties Contra Costa County and Stanislaus County which also ruled that the information is public record.