Palm Desert City Council Delays Vote on Benefit Cuts
Last week, Palm Desert City Council members delayed a vote on whether to cap their health care benefits at $7,500 and stop providing such benefits to dependents. A committee of Palm Desert residents recommended the reductions, as well as a 50% pay cut for council members. The council plans to reconvene the committee to review an alternate plan developed by the city manager, which would continue offering health and dental benefits to dependents.
- "Palm Desert City Council Delays Vote on Health Benefits Again" (Barkas, Palm Springs Desert Sun, 10/25).