Claremont Insider: One Retiree not Living on Dogfood

Friday, May 1, 2009

One Retiree not Living on Dogfood

Newly-elected Claremont City Councilmember Larry Schroeder (left) pulls down just under $114,000 yearly from the state pension system due to his career in city government. This information was released today by a pension watchdog group, California Foundation for Fiscal Responsibility. He easily made the cut of 4,818 government workers receiving more than $100,000 annually.

Altogether, these former employees draw at least a half billion dollars--probably much more--from the system.

We'd post Bridget Healy's pension, but apparently her December 2008 retirement was too recent to make the Freedom of Information Act disclosure to the CFFR. So make that 4,819 pensioners over the $100K mark.

You may search the database by clicking on this link and following the instructions. Try searching by employer and using "Claremont". Or, pick your favorite retiree by name. Here's a screengrab of the search for "Schroeder":

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