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Like many local governments in California, the City contracts with the California Public Employees’ Retirement System (“CalPERS”) to provide pension benefits for retirees. The City makes annual required contributions to CalPERS that are based on a variety of assumptions including, but not limited to, rates of return on pooled investments managed by CalPERS. The difference between the sum of the City’s annual required contributions and the total projected cost of earned pension benefits is referred to as the City’s unfunded accrued liability.
CalPERS produces an annual valuation report for each city’s pension plans based on information available as of June 30 of the preceding year. The valuation reports include the annual required contributions for the coming fiscal year, a projection of the annual required contributions for the following fiscal year, calculations of plan funded/unfunded status, and related information. Current and prior valuation reports are available at City Hall and on the CalPERS website.
State law (California Government Code Section 6270.5) requires that the City disclose annually certain software applications and computer systems that are original sources of data for the collection, storage, exchange, and analysis of information for multiple departments and/or information collected about the public. The most recent disclosure is presented in the catalog of enterprise systems available below.
Members of the City Council are eligible to receive either a salary or vehicle reimbursement allowance from the City in the amount of $300 per month ($3,600 per year). That amount has not changed since it was first established in 1999. City Councilmembers do not receive insurance or retirement benefits.
State law (California Government Code Section 53235) requires that all members of the City Council complete biennial training in general ethics principles and ethics laws. This is sometimes referred to as “Assembly Bill 1234 training.” The most recent training records are available below.
State law (California Government Code Section 81000 et al.) requires that committees controlled by one or more City Council candidates and committees primarily formed to support or oppose one or more City Council candidates file a “Recipient Committee Campaign Statement” with the City Clerk using California Fair Political Practices Commission (“FPPC”) Form 460.
State law (California Government Code Section 87200) requires that all members of the City Council and all candidates running to obtain a seat on the City Council file a “Statement of Economic Interests” with the California Fair Political Practices Commission (“FPPC”) using FPPC Form 700. Form 700s for past, current, and prospective members of the City Council are available on the FPPC’s website.
Members of the City Council are appointed by the City Council to serve on a variety of regional boards and organizations. Current appointments are shown in the table below. Where applicable, the compensation that members of the City Council receive from regional boards and organizations is noted.
|Board/Organization||Primary Appointee||Alternate Appointee|
|California Joint Powers Insurance Authority1||Cynthia Conners||Noel Hatch|
|Coastal Greenbelt Authority||Cynthia Conners||Shari L. Horne|
|Orange County Fire Authority2||Noel Hatch||N/A|
|Orange County Library Advisory Board||Carol Moore||Cynthia Conners|
|Orange County Mosquito and Vector Control District3||Shari L. Horne||N/A|
|San Joaquin Hills Transportation Corridor Agency4||Cynthia Conners||Carol Moore|
|South Orange County Watershed Management Area||Carol Moore||Noel Hatch|
1 $100 per meeting; $100 maximum per calendar year (primary or alternate only)
2 $100 per meeting; $3,600 maximum per calendar year
3 $100 per meeting; $1,200 maximum per calendar year
4 $120 per meeting; $7,200 maximum per calendar year (primary or alternate only)
State law (California Government Code Section 53237.1) requires that all members of the City Council complete biennial sexual harassment prevention training and education. This is sometimes referred to as “Assembly Bill 1661 training.” The most recent training records are available below.
City employees receive compensation and benefits as established by the City Council. The City’s salary ranges and current employee compensation and benefits resolution are available below.
The City Manager is appointed by the City Council and receives compensation and benefits as set forth in his employment agreement. The City Manager currently receives an annual base salary of $187,445.40, a $150 per month ($1,800 per year) technology allowance, and such other supplemental benefits as are generally available to management employees of the City.
State law (California Code of Regulations Section 18944.1) requires certain disclosures regarding the City’s distribution of tickets and passes to its public officials. Since the City Council’s adoption of a ticket and pass distribution policy in 2012, only two tickets subject to such disclosure have been distributed. Should additional, qualifying tickets or passes be distributed in the future, required California Fair Political Practices Commission (“FPPC”) filings will be available below and forwarded to the FPPC.