Soaring Marin County pension bill fueled largely by top tier of retirees, study finds

By Nels Johnson | Marin Independent Journal – The soaring cost of Marin County’s pension program is driven in large part by plump benefits for a few hundred retirees at the top, a new study indicates.

Some 30 percent of the Marin County Employee Retirement Association’s pension payroll goes to just 9 percent of retirees who get checks of more than $80,000 a year — including ranking officials, safety officers and others who retired at top pay after long tenures.  Continue reading . . .

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