With about 100,000 signatures gathered since November 1, former Mayor Richard Riordan has suspended further efforts to gather the remaining 200,000. He says the target is out of reach before the December 28 deadline.

Unions, who had already begun organizing against the measure, say that the end of the campaign for his reform came about because the plan was “Half-baked.”

Riordan has promised to continue working to reform a pension system that he says will threaten the quality of life for all Angelenos.

No telling what other means to achieve form Riordan is pursuing, but he has called upon the current city leadership to work with him.