Irving voters approve removing city employee pension cap with 63% of vote

Irving's charter amendment showed early voter support with 63% in favor. The amendment would remove a cap on certain employees pension plans. (Courtesy Folio)
Irving's charter amendment showed early voter support with 63% in favor. The amendment would remove a cap on certain employees pension plans. (Courtesy Folio)

Irving's charter amendment showed early voter support with 63% in favor. The amendment would remove a cap on certain employees pension plans. (Courtesy Folio)

Early election night results show a majority of Irving voters cast ballots in favor of the city’s employee pension charter amendment.

With all precincts reporting, about 63% of Irving voters were in favor of the removing a cap on how much the city contributes to certain employees' pension and retirement plans. That translates to 5,277 votes for and 3,161 votes against, according to the Dallas County Election Department.


Irving’s charter previously limited the city from contributing more than 16.75% of enrolled employees’ total annual salaries. The amendment now allows the city to contribute more than 16.75%.

Update: This story has been updated with total results.
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By Gavin Pugh

After reporting for Community Impact Newspaper's Plano paper for over two years, Gavin launched the Coppell, Valley Ranch and Las Colinas edition in October 2019. As editor, Gavin's beat includes transportation, municipal government, education and Dallas Area Rapid Transit.


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