No matter which of the dueling pension measures is approved this November, The City will continue to face a skyrocketing cost of city government fueled by increasing employee and retiree costs.
Mayor Ed Lee, during Tuesday’s Board of Supervisors question time with the mayor, said one of the best ways to control pension costs is to “control salaries” by not negotiating with labor unions labor wages that “are not justified by the labor market.”
He didn’t stop there. “Through diligence in the job approval process we can begin trimming the size of our workforce to match our revenues,” Lee said. He said having “a lower salary base” is a way to ensure The City lives within its means.