Retired Santa Ana city workers often make over six figures a year!

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Who knew that working for the City of Santa Ana could make you a rich man?  The O.C. Register investigated what many of our local cities are paying to their retired city employees.

While most of us have a bankrupt Social Security program to look forward to in our retirement, public employees make a ton of money in retirement, based on their last salary paid.  It is common practices for city’s to spike their employee’s pensions by giving them a raise in their last year of employment.  This happens a lot in Santa Ana, in particular.

Is this one of the reasons that the City of Santa Ana has such a huge budget deficit?

Here is the list of Santa Ana retired employees who are making over six figures in their retirement:

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