Upcoming Events

April 19th –SVARW Meeting with Former San Jose Mayor Chuck Reed

Will Pension Debt Eat California’s Lunch?

Can the Federal Government Force the States to Fix their Unfunded Liabilities?

What Happens if the Trump Administration WITHHOLDS Funds from Sanctuary Cities?

 We are delighted to welcome former San Jose mayor, Chuck Reed, as our speaker on April 19th.  SVARW considers Mayor Reed a friend.  In 2006, when Reed, a Democrat, first ran for mayor of San Jose, SVARW endorsed him based on his conservative fiscal promises…and we were not disappointed!

Serving two terms as the mayor of San Jose, Reed knows first-hand the complexity of keeping our cities safe while balancing the budget. Reed played a major role in passing Measure B, which sought to reform the pension system putting San Jose in a better financial situation.  Under the leadership of Reed’s successor, Sam Liccardo, many of these reforms were watered down in the November 2016 election forcing tax payers to fork over more money to help support city services.

With many cities in California proudly calling them Sanctuary Cities and thumbing their noses at the Trump Administration, they face having federal funds cut in an effort to protect illegal aliens.  What lies ahead for our cities?  How much deeper in debt can they go without declaring bankruptcy? What should conservatives be doing??

Today, Chuck Reed serves on the board of the Retirement Security Initiative, an advocacy organization focused on protecting and ensuring the fairness and sustainability of public sector retirement plans. RSI marshals and organizes a broad range of resources to help policymakers learn about pension issues and explore policy options. They work at the federal, state, county and municipal levels to:

  • Inform and educate the public and policy leaders
  • Support policy development
  • Build strategies and organize support for fair and sustainable retirement plans

Date:  Wednesday April 19, 2017

Time:  Check begins at 9:00 AM, Program Begins at 9:30 AM

Location:  Three Flames Restaurant, 1547 Meridian Ave, San Jose 95125

Cost:  $15 includes buffet breakfast.  Free to SVARW Reagan, Gold and Sponsor Members

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