Former Glendale Police Chief Randy Adams is unlikely to get a pension windfall from his 2009 move to a $471,000-a-year job in the city of Bell, according to a California Public Employees' Retirement System official who testified at a public hearing on Thursday.
CalPERS chief actuary Alan Milligan said Adams may not qualify for the payout because his contract with Bell did not meet the agency's public disclosure requirements.
"It is not clear those (disclosure) requirements were met," said Milligan.
Milligan's testimony came during a joint state Assembly and Senate hearing at Glendale City Hall on a bill by Assemblyman Mike Gatto (D-Silver Lake). The measure would force cities that lure high-level staffers with salary increases of 15% or more to also pay for the corresponding increase in the employee's retirement benefits.
Gatto introduced the bill after learning Glendale and other cities where Adams had worked would pay for 97% percent of the police chief's estimated $400,000 annual retirement benefit, roughly double the tab had he not earned the high salary in Bell.