Last month I had the opportunity to attend the 2014 Municipal Management Association of Northern California (MMANC) Annual Conference in Sacramento, California.   Although the conference had a number of informative sessions, I found the panel discussion on the Public Employees’ Pension Reform Act (PEPRA) of 2013 to be particularly insightful. The resounding theme of the panel discussion was this: although PEPRA will contribute to long-term fiscal sustainability and will certainly help curb retirement costs in the coming decades, the immediate costs of retirement benefits will remain in the headlines and very much on the minds of city leaders around California.

Management Partners sends the MMANC Conference Chair Ryan Devore and the MMANC President Hazel Wetherford a big thank you for hosting such a wonderful event in Sacramento.