Pensions continue to be a hot topic around the state, severely impacting local governments.

A group of city managers and a county administrator is making the recommendation that new government employees receive smaller pension and be required to work longer before retiring.

The Marin Managers Association will present its recommendations to the Marin County Council of Mayors and Councilmembers on Oct. 28, according to the Marin Independent Journal.

“We’re really directing our efforts back to the League of California Cities,” Ken Nordhoff, San Rafael City Manager told the newspaper. “We just believe it would be good to have a standard set of pension benefits in place for all of the public employees of the cities and counties.”

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