Pension Reform

Reducing Sonoma County’s pension system costs is an ongoing and top priority of the Board of Supervisors as the County strives to ensure a fair, equitable, and sustainable pension system for taxpayer and employee alike. The Board has approved three over-arching policy goals for pension reform: (1) contain costs; (2) maintain labor market competitiveness and workforce stability; and (3) improve accountability and transparency. 

Pension System Quick Facts

  • # of retirees > 4,812
  • Average retirement benefit > $32,961 per year
    (Average of 17 years of service)
  • Average % employees contribute > 11.67% of wages
  • Average employee contribution > $10,107 per year
  • % of retirees receiving less than $50K/year > over 80%

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