One of the touchiest issues in San Diego city politics is the pension crisis that has bedeviled it for many years.
The latest attempt to confront the issue is a ballot measure that just qualified for the June 2012 election, which supporters have dubbed “Comprehensive Pension Reform.”
The measure would move most new city workers from a guaranteed-benefit pension to a 401(k)-style plan. That’s gathered the most attention. However, most of the initiative’s estimated savings would come from a plan to freeze pensionable pay for city workers for the next five years.