Board chairman says changes are necessary

Marshall LongThe chairman of the Mariposa County Board of Supervisors knows the current retirement system is putting a major strain on the budget.
That system, CALPers (see related story), has the County facing a $50 million unfunded liability and Chairman Marshall Long said something needs to be done. But what?
Long points to “incompetence” at the state level when it comes to those in charge of the program.
“It’s a completely politicized organization,” said Long. “Until it is made independent ...

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