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Posted on April 19 at 12:09 p.m.

Roger Aceves is in a unique position from which he could really impact the pension debt issue.

He could start the `Roger Aceves Pension Reform' (RAPR for short).

It would start with a pledge to end all defined benefit pensions at Santa Barbara County. RAPR would start a web page with a list of all County retirees in the Second District who receive county pensions.

The opening ceremony of the RAPR project would be a big to-do where Roger writes a check to CalPERS for the $500,000 he received from his 3% at 50 retirement payments since he retired at age 52. Lots of PR.

Then Roger would personally call all county retirees in the Second District and encourage them to do what he has done: give back the excessive public pension he (and they) receive. He could record each phone call and post it not he RAPR webpage. Every time a check was written make a big deal of it with a press conference.

Then the RAPR web page would have a display of `Roger's Batting Average' , the ratio of successful write-back checks to all Second DIstrict public retirees.

When Roger's Batting Average gets high enough, say, >0.300, RAPR would call for current county employees to go to a Defined Contribution system. RAPR would have enormous moral authority to get the current employees to accept the reduction.

It's all up to Roger. If he were to do something like that, boy, that would be a serious plan to reduce County pension debt. RAPR could distinguish him from Janet Wolf.

On Wolf, Aceves Square Off During First Candidates' Forum

Posted on April 19 at 7:39 a.m.

Roger Aceves retired at 52 with an extremely generous (3% @ 50) public pension of $80,000 a year. He has personally been responsible for increasing the CalPERS pension debt by over $500,000.

It is impossible to see how he will be any different than Wolf on the pension issue.

On Wolf, Aceves Square Off During First Candidates' Forum

Posted on April 19 at 7:36 a.m.

`Points?' Don't have any idea what you are talking about.

As for facts: Roger Aceves retired at 52 with an extremely generous (3% at 50) pension, and has personally caused a debt of over $500,000 to the state pension system, CalPERS.

Maybe now that he got his, he wants to prevent anybody else from getting the same deal he got. In that case he is a hypocrite.

Or, if he really cares about the public pension issue, he will pay back all the pension funds he has drawn from CalPERS. If he did that, it would show that he is not `dumb' about pension issues.

Most likely he won't pay CalPERS back and indeed, on pension issues, Wolf and Aceves are peas in a pod.

On Wolf Collects Another $20,000 From Labor Union

Posted on April 18 at 5:10 p.m.

Was Roger Aceves 51 or 52 when he retired with a public pension?

On Wolf Collects Another $20,000 From Labor Union

Posted on April 18 at 2:52 p.m.

For the past 7 years or so, Aceves has drawn about $80,000/year from CalPERS, according to the state data base. Over $500,000 total increase in the pension debt from Aceves alone...

Hard to see how that is any better than Wolf.

On Wolf Collects Another $20,000 From Labor Union

Posted on April 18 at 9:31 a.m.

It is tweedle-dee and dum with respect to public pensions.

On Wolf Collects Another $20,000 From Labor Union

Posted on April 17 at 6:27 p.m.

I think neither Wolf nor Aceves will push for any type of pension reform.

On Wolf Collects Another $20,000 From Labor Union

Posted on April 17 at 2:35 p.m.

Doesn't seem like union support or absence of it distinguishes these two candidates much.

Aceves, according to the pension database, gets $82,084.40/year from CalPERS.

On Wolf Collects Another $20,000 From Labor Union

Posted on April 16 at 9:38 a.m.

Dewdly, how naive you are. June, 1970, Isla Vista. Now I feel sorry for you.

On UCSB Professor Pleads Not Guilty to Theft and Battery

Posted on April 15 at 5:26 p.m.

Yup, dewdly loves the fact-free nature and the out-and-out falsehoods of avocats. They believe that if they repeat something three times it becomes true! 2+2=5, 2+2=5, 2+2=5, hey, did you know that 2+2=5?

On UCSB Professor Pleads Not Guilty to Theft and Battery

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