TPA is pleased and proud to announce that earlier today Governor Brown signed SB 354 (Huff) that was sponsored by two of our long-time clients: the Cities of Brea and Fullerton. The legislation will provide a technical fix that was identified by CalPERS in order to implement SB 1251 (Huff) that was signed into law last year, which allows both cities to form a Joint Powers Authority (JPA) and transfer employees to that JPA yet still allow them to maintain their existing retirement formulas. (SB 1251 was also sponsored by Brea and Fullerton and guided through the process by TPA.)
TPA worked closely with Senator Bob Huff to coordinate the efforts of Brea and Fullerton to pursue this critical amendment to state law so that the cities can finally establish their JPA to create efficiencies and other significant financial savings while continuing to provide the best fire protection services in North Orange County.
Thank you Senator Huff for your leadership and hard work to transform this bill from an idea into state law. And congratulations to the Cities of Brea and Fullerton for your tenacity to ensure this important JPA can become a reality. And finally, congratulations to TPA State Capitol Director Casey Elliott and TPA Senior Associate Cori Williams for your vigilance to get the job done for our clients!