Orange City Council OKs End to Members’ Health Benefits
The Orange City Council has approved a measure to end health care and retirement benefits and a monthly stipend for all new council members beginning in 2013. City Attorney David DeBerry said state law prohibits eliminating the benefits of sitting council members. The city is expected to save as much as $146,000 annually once the city law takes effect and current members are termed out in 2014.
- "Orange City Council Eliminates Its Future Pay" (Fields, Orange County Register, 11/14).