Council delays retirement proposal
The Lincoln City Council voted last night to delay action on the mayor’s proposal to reduce retirement benefits for future mayoral aides and directors.
After Winterized reported last week that Mayor Chris Beutler and his aides and about a dozen directors receive a more generous retirement benefit than any other city employees, Beutler announced his plan to reduce those benefits, but only for people hired after April.
The legislation was on the City Council agenda last night, but Councilman Jon Camp made a motion to put the legislation on pending for two weeks. He said he wanted time to talk to the city attorney and mayor’s office to see if the match could get down to a 1-to-1 match and have it be effective immediately.
“I think there are a number of things to discuss,” Camp said. “We have not had a chance to have input.”
Several council members have said they didn’t know the legislation was coming.
Councilman Adam Hornung said since Beutler’s proposal doesn’t apply to existing employees, the council has plenty of time.
The council voted 6-1 to delay the process so the public hearing on the matter will be March 21.