Breceda look what you did.
Car Parker

Covina, CA

#1 Mar 26, 2013
Once the richest city in California

But after Breceda and Blancarte spent all their money Irwindale is forced to cut retirement benefits to fill budget deficit

IRWINDALE - The city expects to trim more than $2 million over the next few years by targeting employee pensions and offering early retirement incentives.

Council members Wednesday unanimously approved several changes to employee retirement benefits, including reductions in city contributions and the elimination of lump-sum payouts.

"That's based on what's going on with the economy," Irwindale Councilman Manuel Ortiz said. "We need to start looking at the future of the money that the city has. I think we can start by restructuring benefits and pensions."

Irwindale is facing a $3.1 million operating deficit this fiscal year, according to city documents.

The city formerly paid employees' total contribution to the California Public Employees Retirement System. Under the changes, all employees, including those working for the police department, will begin contributing 1 percent of their salaries in January, and 2 percent starting in June.

In addition, the city won't pay any portion of new employees' contributions.

The reductions will save the city at least $38,000 over the next two years, in addition to savings produced by future hires, according to city estimates.

Irwindale in 2001 implemented the Public Agency Retirement Services (PARS) supplemental pension program. Through new changes, employees enrolled in PARS will begin contributing 50 percent of their contributions, which were previously paid by city.

Lump sum payouts upon retirement were also eliminated. According to PARS' Web site, plans provide options for employees to receive the benefits over the span of their lifetime, in one lump sum or over a fixed number of years.

Irwindale amended its plan so that employees can receive the money in fixed term payments over 7 to 15 years.

"Previously it was a 5- to 15-year payout," Benudiz said. "We narrowed that window with no lump sum ... There's a cost-savings associated with that."

According to city documents, the change, in addition to removing pre-retirement disability benefits, will translate to $80,000 in savings a year.

Ten employees are also retiring early under an incentive approved Wednesday. It is expected to save the city approximately $1 million over the next three years.

"The door closed and the employees are committed. There's no changing their minds," City Manager Sol Benudiz said. "We may replace maybe 2.5 to 3.5 (employees). We're doing some reorganizational evaluation."

Thanks Breceda
National Anthem

Glendora, CA

#2 Mar 26, 2013
Your equations don't compute. You say he stole $20,000.00 but the city is over budget by 2,000,000.00. Over the next several years. When you do your math, double check where you put the decimal point. Besides, every other city in the state are claiming budget cuts are needed. The state of California imposed budget cuts as well as the United States Government. So are you saying on Brecedas trip to New York, he stopped by Washington and made a withdraw?
Car Parker

Covina, CA

#3 Mar 26, 2013
Rosy you said $20,000.00 I said 200.000 dollars and that is just for the New York trips.

Irwindale is not just any city. It was the richest city in California before Breceda and Blancarte looted the city bank account.
National Anthem

Glendora, CA

#4 Mar 26, 2013
So what you're saying is that Irwindale was $200,00.00 richer then the next richest city. Who came in second place? I would like to check your facts.
Car Parker

Covina, CA

#5 Mar 26, 2013
National Anthem wrote:
So what you're saying is that Irwindale was $200,00.00 richer then the next richest city. Who came in second place? I would like to check your facts.
Rosy put the bottle down. That cheap wine causes WARTS and makes you say stupid things. You go ahead and search for the second place city if you want. I don't even know what you are talking about. But that's O K neither do you.

$200,00.00 L O L and then L O L again
National Anthem

Glendora, CA

#6 Mar 26, 2013
Hunley, its not that hard. Try to keep up. Who is it that you claim Irwindale was more wealthy then. I would like to see how much richer Irwindale was in comparison. You claim Breceda stole $200,000.00 from Irwindale and now Irwindale is no longer the richest city. That computes to Irwindale being $200,000.00 well actually $199,999.99 richer then the second city. I would like to know who the second city is. By all accounts, it would be the current richest city. I am asking you who that city is?
Car Parker

Covina, CA

#7 Mar 26, 2013
Still laughing at you stupid. Every one knows Irwindale was a wealthy little city. Until Breceda and Blancarte looted the bank.

Try to stay focused Rosy.
National Anthem

Glendora, CA

#8 Mar 26, 2013
You stated "Irwindale was the richest little city" I'm asking who was the second richest city? Can't answer? Are your statements not factual? Ce on Humley answer! You made a claim, not stand by it. I am just being a fact checker. So tell us, who is the new currant "richest city" according to your calculations?
Car Parker

Covina, CA

#9 Mar 27, 2013
Breceda pay back the money you stole from the residents of Irwindale.
Anthem Confused

Anaheim, CA

#10 Mar 29, 2013
To put this in simple English your brother in law Mark Breceda stole city funds and helped the rest of the greedy and illiterate council people do the same. It was testimony in the grand jury that no one needed to go on these trips to lower bond rates.
Breceda will always be a dirt bag and a punk!!!
National Anthem

Phoenix, AZ

#11 Mar 29, 2013
On July 10, 2008, John Hardin filed a request for orders to stop harassment.   It alleged Hunley, his neighbor of 14 years, jumped over the fence into Hardin's yard in the City of Duarte and threatened to kick Hardin's ass.   Hardin claimed he feared Hunley would become increasingly violent and would continue to intimidate Hardin and his family.   The request also alleged Hunley had undertaken a campaign to get Hardin fired from his job as an officer of the Los Angeles Police Department by filing false personnel complaints based on Hardin's asserted off-duty misconduct.   Hardin stated Hunley once called Hardin's work and made false allegations against Hardin and he distributed a flyer encouraging the residents of the neighborhood to get Hardin fired.
Car Parker

Covina, CA

#12 Mar 29, 2013
Mark Breceda give back the money you stole from The citizens of Irwindale

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