Front page story in the Mercury News today Web Link
Of Bay Area Governments, Palo Alto paid the 4th most to retiring employees in 2011. The three governments above them were 1) San Jose, a city over a million people, 2) Santa Clara COUNTY, and 3) Solano COUNTY.
Palo Alto paid $1.6M for unused sick and vacation time. The next closest city was Redwood City at $800K, HALF of what PA paid.