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Galveston County
Galveston City Council Workshop
by John David Suayan with photos courtesy G-TV
Thursday, February 22, 2018

Galveston City Council, during its workshop today, received an update on city pension funds. Listen (39:00)

Deputy City Manager Dan Buckley described the municipal plan, which covers the city’s non-police and non-fire employees, as “a very healthy plan.”

“We really don’t have any issues with the plan,” said Buckley.

In regards to the fire plan, he said the city contributes 14 percent and the firefighters 16 percent. There is no Social Security coverage included in the plan.

“The firefighters are very active in their plan,” said Buckley.

He said the police plan is being worked on in terms of a suitable amortization period that does not cut into many benefits.

“We’re trying to sit down with the (police pension) board right now to collectively come up with a resolution,” said Buckley.

The city council also went over Seawall Boulevard improvements, to which Municipal Garage Facility Head David Smith explained that three projects are slated for completion by next month.

Mayor Jim Yarbrough was absent. Workshop Agenda




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