Humboldt County Pension Obligations
The Humboldt Consequential looks at our county pension obligations today and finds the average county resident owes $4.702 towards those pensions. There's no question that most of the recently passed tax increases were in large part due to budget shortages created by those pension obligations. The down side is most county employees, and particularly their unions, will tell us this shouldn't be, or isn't, a problem, despite having to pay more and more for pensions rather than for the government services so many expect.
I must have missed the Times- Standard's article by Will Houston on this issue. Good to see them covering a hot button issue in state and local politics that so many want us to ignore.