Dismissed with prejudice –
The suit stemmed from the City Council’s action enacting into law provisions of a citizens’ initiative petition to limit Pacific Grove’s contribution to its employee retirement pensions, rather than putting the measure before the voters that year.
It caps city contributions to employee pension benefits at 10 percent of workers’ salaries. Employees could pay additional amounts toward their retirement out of their own pockets.
The police union filed a complaint with the state Public Employee Relations Board challenging the city’s action in September.