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City of Houston

Turner Welcomes Ruling Dismissing Case That Challenged The City’s Pension Reform

The litigation started in December 2017 to set aside the results of the election

Mayor Sylvester Turner
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Houston Mayor Sylvester Turner, who in this file photo appears at a media briefing held at City Hall, says the ruling is important because the pension bonds are a “critical part” of the City’s pension reform plan.

The office of Houston Mayor Sylvester Turner informed Tuesday that State District Judge Mark Morefield has dismissed a case that represented a challenge to the 2017 election on the City's pension bonds.

A news release from the Mayor’s office noted the City is “pleased” with the decision in its favor.

The litigation had been initiated by James Noteware in December 2017 with the goal of setting aside the results of the November 7th 2017 election, in which Houstonians approved the pension bonds.

The news release underscored that the ruling “is important to the City's pension reform plan” and Turner emphasized the pension bonds are a “critical part” of the City’s pension reform statute and plan.

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