Supervisors seek solutions to heavy pension debt

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RIVERSIDE (CNS) - The Board of Supervisors on Tuesday directed the Executive Office to develop potential strategies for reducing Riverside County's pension debt, including possibly moving some employees of loosely affiliated county agencies onto other retirement plans. Supervisors Kevin Jeffries and Chuck Washington brought forward the proposal for a formal plan to which the Board of Supervisors can look for answers to swelling pension liabilities — and their drain on the general fund. "There may be short-term solutions to reduce direct costs to the county," they wrote in a statement posted to the board's policy agenda. The board's 5-0 vote favored a detailed set of options presented by the Executive Office. "During the (2020-21) budget cycle, we need to have in-depth discuss
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