Lacey v Lunn (56-2014-00454309)
CSAC has filed a brief in the Ventura County Superior on an issue not yet directly addressed by our state courts: whether the initiative power can be used to repeal a county’s decision to enter into a 37 Act Retirement System, and to replace it with a 401-k style defined contribution retirement plan. Such an initiative is scheduled for the November 2014 ballot in Ventura County. CSAC’s brief argues that initiative power cannot be used to set employee compensation, including retirement benefits. A hearing is scheduled for August 4, 2014. CSAC’s brief was drafted by its Litigation Coordinator, Jennifer Henning.