San Jose City leaders want you to believe that Measure F is about public safety – but it is not.
- Nearly 90% of the city employees receiving RETROACTIVE PENSION INCREASES under this measure are not police officers or firefighters.
City leaders want you to believe that we have fewer police officers today because of pension reform – but we do not.
- Since 2008, the mayor and city council has had to eliminate 285 sworn police positions to balance the budget – because SKYROCKETING PENSION costs have been taking hundreds of millions of dollars away from services.
City leaders want you to believe that that Measure F makes the pension system more sustainable – but it does not.
- Measure F will allow employees back into the old retirement system that we know was UNSUSTAINABLE.
City leaders want you to believe that Measure F will prevent the city from making promises it cannot keep – but it does not.
- Instead it continues to make promises that the taxpayers cannot afford to keep.
City leaders want you to believe that the pensions under Measure F will provide large savings – but they do not.
- The city’s pension contribution rates will INCREASE by 36% for many employees.
- San Jose is already saving the $40 Million claimed by Measure F’s proponents.
70% of San Jose voters approved Measure B in 2012 to provide fair, sustainable pensions. This measure undoes that. Higher pension costs mean one thing: MORE CUTS TO CITY SERVICES!
Don’t go backward. Vote no on Measure F