To: The California State House, The California State Senate, and Governor Gavin Newsom

Stop Double Dipping

Public employees and employees who contract for services with a state or local government, will have their salary reduced so that their net earnings from both their salary and pension do not exceed $150,000.

Why is this important?

All government services (schools, libraries, police, fire, sanitation, parks, street trees, paved roads, etc.) are at risk and many services will be cut. In the meantime many public employees have full retirements from other public or private employers. If salaries were capped so that no one could earn a net greater than $150,000 from two or more jobs then many more jobs could be filled and services saved. Individual high level managers and professionals could could have net earnings more than $150,000 but only from their current employer. Now there are many public employees who receive large pensions and coupled with their current salaries earn way more than $150,000.


Reasons for signing

  • Or, as the current administration says,"Just earn less."
  • This should have been stopped decades ago.