CSR started her career at the City of Miami. After being vested with the City of Miami, she went to work at Coral Gables, her hometown, in 1989. While at the City of Coral Gables, she purchased 5 years credited pension “prior” service which backdated her date of hire at the Gables to 1984. This purchase is nicknamed “breathe time” as all you have to do to qualify for this benefit is be able to breathe. CSR only paid her portion and the City’s contribution went on the unfunded liability side of the Coral Gables balance sheet.
After being vested in the Coral Gables Pension Plan she came to the City of Hollywood, where she brought pension reform and poverty to its employees. This week the Hollywood General Employees Pension Board met. Guess what was on the consent agenda? Yep, a third pension for CSR from the City of Hollywood. CSR will receive approximately $680 (not verified) per month, for the rest of her life, for her several years of dedicated service. Now on Monday there is a pension workshop to discuss pension reform? You have to love government!
We are developing a plan to address the off-duty detail raid, which at one point may necessitate your appearance somewhere. We will keep you up to date as things develop. The irony is the same City that recklessly spent themselves into financial urgency, NOW wants to manage the off-duty finances.
The Hollywood PD official letterhead has been changed to reflect the absence of the word “Accredited” agency. I guess the next move will be to start scraping the accreditation stickers off marked units. Hope some of you northerners saved your windshield snow scrapers!