Judge Decides Against Police Officers' Union

Pacific Grove police suffered a setback last week when a judge dismissed breach-of-contract claims in a lawsuit they filed last year against the city over a voter-approved initiative that lowers the amount the city contributes to workers’ pensions.

The initiative was drawn up by a group of citizens led by former city councilman Dan Davis as a way of reducing the city’s retirement costs. The $900,000 Pacific Grove pays to CalPERS every year is one of the city’s biggest expenses.

Judge Decides Against Police Officers’ Union