Governor Jerry Brown today approved contracts with the Professional Engineers in California Government and the California Association of Professional Scientists. Union members must now ratify the three-year agreements. The contracts require union members to contribute to their retiree health benefits beginning in July, 2017.
Brown also signed legislation designed to revitalize low-income neighborhoods in California. The measure allows local governments to dedicate property tax revenue to improve communities where the annual median household income is less than 80 percent of the statewide median. The bill is in response to the state’s dissolution of local redevelopment agencies in 2011.