San Jose Mayor Chuck Reed has pledged to rein in city worker pensions, a plan that might require going to voters. In San Francisco, Mayor Ed Lee, working closely with union leaders, has announced a pension reform plan for voters to decide in November.
But, in Oakland, Mayor Jean Quan has no intention of taking pension reform to the ballot box. She says changes will come voluntarily from city unions.
“We’re talking about pension changes, and we’re doing it at the negotiating table,” she said.
Unlike the mayors of the Bay Area’s two larger cities, Quan has made no announcements on a pension reform plan and has not pushed for public discussion on the matter.