Jeff Smith noon, March 8
Orange County Loses Fight against Deputy Sheriff Pensions
Orange County's four-year fight against the so-called "3% at 50" pension plan for deputy sheriffs ended abruptly yesterday (April 13) when the California Supreme Court refused to hear it, according to the Orange County Register. The arrangement permits deputy sheriffs with 30 years of service to retire at age 50 with a yearly pension that is 90% of their salaries. The supervisor who pushed the case claimed it would save the county $500 million.