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News - January 8, 2010

Collect pension, return to work

'Double dipping' by recent city retirees a common practice to extend career

by Daniel DeBolt

The cost of city employee pensions has long been a subject of controversy, and that debate was given new life recently after three city department heads retired last month — then returned to work part-time while still receiving their pensions.

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E-mail Daniel DeBolt at INFO BOX: MOUNTAIN VIEW'S $100,000 CLUB Below are the city of Mountain View retirees, not counting Karen Burnett, Kathy Farrar and Michael Martello, who are currently drawing annual pensions of more than $100,000: Bruce Barsi: $156,187 Timothy Ko: $146,734 Marc Revere: $138,618 Steven Conte: $133,164 Paula Bettencourt: $130,285 Ronald Geary: $122,851 Larry Bertuccelli: $119,933 Michael Freeberg: $115,601 Michael Alexander: $106,590 Glenn Lyles: $105,925 Charles Gibson: $105,874 Benvenuto Lenci: $104,358 Larry Janda: $103,639 Dennis Belluomini: $102,966 John Welbourn: $101,716 Bruce Fritz: $100,372 Source:


Posted by Alise, a resident of another community
on Jan 10, 2010 at 12:49 pm

well, if these people are able - and the law doesn't prevent them from working after retirement... then the law needs to be changed. I think it's more apparent that most would assume - think of all those people working for the State of CA in Sacramento, or for Caltrans... they retire because the formula of 65 or 75... whatever it is, but essentially years of service plus age to get to some magic number was instituted and so it forces people to retire but if they are healthy and able, why not work for extra money.

The law needs to be changed and it's outrageous what these people are making to begin with.

Posted by Old Ben, a resident of Shoreline West
on Jan 10, 2010 at 4:03 pm

I wouldn't bet the farm on this scam running much past 2010.

Posted by Daniel DeBolt, Mountain View Voice Staff Writer
on Jan 11, 2010 at 11:48 am

Daniel DeBolt is a registered user.

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