Thursday, February 3, 2011

Deadlock On Pensions

The previous poll question was on what pension system should City employees have? 50% liked Defined Benefit plans, which we currently have. 44% want to move to pensions similar to a 401 (k) plan, with 6% wanting a Defined Contribution system.

At the 2034 LRP meeting last night, I was offered a ride home, but turned it down. First, I wanted to observe night bus operations. Second, I know "the meeting after the meeting" can sometimes be very interesting. It was. A mid-level transportation official and I got in a discussion about the options for bringing light rail across the harbor. It has been long assumed that The Third Crossing's multimodal component would be the light rail route. However, Phase II of the Regional Transit Vision Plan is based on it not being there, with light rail needing a dedicated rail-only tunnel under the harbor.

That's the new poll question: which way would you go? You can explain under Comments.


thesh00ter said...

lol it would've been nice if you made a 3rd option: "Doesn't matter to me as long as they get the bugger across..."

Avenging Archangel said...


It matters. I'll explain in the poll results post.

thesh00ter said...

well after reading the intro to this poll (which i didn't do before i saw it excited can u blame me)i agree