California leads the world in public retirement scams. They nailed abuse of the people to their mast and they sailed on. It's not just the police and fire it's every single public employee union. It's localities that must pay their mayor $900,000/year because you know, that's how the scam works.
Californians put up with this and elect utter dirtbags like Pelosi and Feinstein becuase they think they're smarter than us.
One almost hates to disabuse them.