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How Union Self-interest Sank a City

Special Report: How a vicious circle of self-interest sank a California city. Meanwhile, San Bernardino continued to boost wages along with benefits. The average salary for a full-time San Bernardino firefighter in 1997 was $75,610, adjusted for inflation into 2010 dollars. By 2010, it was nearly $147,000, according to a Reuters analysis of Census Bureau …

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Brigantine Firefighter: $140,000 Salary + Benefits + Pension

To the editor: In Brigantine, new focus needs to be placed on reducing the budget in areas of employee compensation. A 6.2-cent increase, as strongly supported by the city manager, is not acceptable, especially when it forwards debt to future years without really knowing the impact of near future years (2014 and 2015). The other …

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Brigantine Union Overtime Docs Suggest Abuse

Documents handed out at recent BTA; Brigantine Taxpayers Association meeting. These documents were also handed out at a recent City Council Meeting. These are OPRA requested documents in reference to INQUIRY into Brigantine Fire Department potential overtime abuse. Brigantine FD union leadership would prefer that these docs not be seen by the Brigantine Taxpayers. Sandi Williams …

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Unfunded Liability. Mayor Gets Schooled by Councilman DeLucry

The Mayor of Brigantine gets a lesson on what an unfunded liability is. Watch Video. Definition: The amount, at any given time, by which future payment obligations exceed the present value of funds available to pay them. For example, a pension plan’s payment obligations, including all income, death and termination benefits owed, are compared to the plan’s present investment experience, and if the total plan obligations exceed the projected plan assets at any point in time, the plan has an unfunded …

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Employee Mismanagement of City Web Marketing

Government should rarely be in business, especially in Brigantine. The local BB-NJ business directory is one major example of in-efficiency and questionable activity all funded by taxpayer dollars. The past mis-management of the Brigantine Mini-Golf course is another example of lost revenue due to poor city oversight. Think about it. Does NJ do a good …

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