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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.

 

Name

Final Monthly
Salary

Initial Monthly
Pension

Jim Erickson
City Manager

$18,160

$19,990

Gary Gantt
Fire Department

$13,695

$16,213

Otto Giuliani
City Manager

$12,371

$14,548

Steve Mortensen
Police Department

$12,830

$$14,060

Dan Schiada
Public Works

$14,003

$13,543

Ken Davena
Police Department

$12,916

$13,234

Pete Fiori
Fire Department

$12,356

$12,129

Tim Winfield
Fire Department

$12,211

$11,929

Mike Alvarez
Parks Director

$13,969

$11,092

Dennis Gard
Police Department

$11,805

$10,681

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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