Board of Supervisors: Action Summary #30; 09/22/2015
Review and comment on what the County has accomplished to date with its pension reform efforts; Prepare a short, 1-2 page, easy to understand description of the current pension system and the roles and responsibilities of the governing bodies involved in the system that can be shared with members of the general public; Review and comment on the currently approved next steps and recommendations for continuing pension reform efforts from the January 27, 2015 report and make other recommendations related to the Board of Supervisor's adopted goals on pension reform. In addition, the Committee may make recommendations regarding the need and composition of any continuing independent citizen advisory involvement in the Board of Supervisors on-going efforts with respect to pension reform. It is important to note that it is not the role of this Committee to make policy determinations or participate in labor negotiations.
Stipend of $100 per full Committee meeting, up to two meetings per month, and reimbursement for any travel expenses.
Sonoma County Board of Supervisors will appoint seven members, none of whom are members or beneficiaries of the County pension system. A diverse set of perspectives is desired – including, but not limited to, age, stage in working life, culture or ethnicity, gender, educational achievement, profession, and income level. Ideal committee members will have the ability and commitment to listen and weigh information with an open mind, engage and fully participate in the development of recommendations, and bring professional skills and expertise and\or the ability to articulate a perspective from their experience which represents the diversity of our community. Since much of the information related to pension systems is of a financial nature, demonstrated aptitude in dealing with financial information will be very helpful. In the event that the Board of Supervisors is unable to find seven individuals to serve on this committee in a timely manner, they may constitute this committee with only five members.
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