S.D. Otay Water District OKs Lifetime Retiree Health Plan
On Wednesday, the San Diego Otay Water District's board of directors voted 4-1 to approve a plan to extend lifetime retiree health care benefits to more employees, despite opposition from local consumers and tax regulatory groups. District officials defended the decision, saying district employeesÂ essentially would cover the cost of the plan by contributing an additional 7% of their salaries toward their pensions, as well as a small percentage toward their health care. Their increased contribution would be offset by pay raises the district approved under a 2007 contract with employees. San Diego Union-Tribune, NBC San Diego.
- "Otay Board OKs Lifetime Retiree Health Care" (Burgin, San Diego Union-Tribune, 8/10).
- "Otay Water District Approves Lifetime Health Care for Employees" (Bacchus/Stickney, NBC San Diego, 8/11).