Six figures salaries for state officials is one thing.
Now these individuals want to run away with as much pay as possible when they retire.
This is crazy, pure and simple.
Rather than honoring state employees with outrageous pension packages, increase their yearly pay, but phase out the pension which these employees received over time.
The whole compensation program is impoverishing the state of California. Why should Councilmember Bernard Parks be entitled to growing perks, having moved from chief of police to the Los Angeles City Council?
The legislators in the state of California must find a better way to remunerate dedicated service to the citizens and the community, but bleeding the state dry with unsustainable pension obligations is just unacceptable.