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Benicia Pensions: What City Retirees Are Receiving

A CalPERS pension list shows what former school employees are collecting.

Benicia Pensions: What City Retirees Are Receiving

There are 145 people who are retired from the City of Benicia and are collecting pensions, according to a retirement compensation list posted by the San Jose Mercury News and other newspapers. 

Many of them are receiving more than $100,000 a year and a select few are receiving over $150,000 a year in pension payments.



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Jim Erickson
City Manager



Gary Gantt
Fire Department



Otto Giuliani
City Manager



Steve Mortensen
Police Department



Dan Schiada
Public Works



Ken Davena
Police Department



Pete Fiori
Fire Department



Tim Winfield
Fire Department



Mike Alvarez
Parks Director



Dennis Gard
Police Department



There are 12 retirees who receive less than $500 a month, including former Mayors Jerry Hayes and Marilyn O’Rourke.

The  CalPERS list was unveiled as the state Legislature   approved a pension reform bill that Gov. Jerry Brown signed last week.

Among other reforms, the legislation raises the retirement age for most new employees from 55 to 67 to receive full benefits. It also eliminates so-called "double dipping" and caps the pensions of highly paid retired workers.

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