COSTA MESA — Some department heads have agreed to contribute more to their retirement funds, the city announced Friday.
City CEO Tom Hatch and others will pay about 39% of their pension costs, up from 31%, assuming the City Council approves the increase in February. The rest of their retirement payments would come from the city's general funds.
The announcement comes as Hatch and the council majority seek to pressure firefighters and police officers to contribute more toward their retirement accounts. The city pays about $15 million each year toward employee pensions out of its $110-million budget.