Retired Public Employees Assocation Santa Cruz RPEA

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RPEA Chapter 9 Surf City- Santa Cruz has been serving retired public employees since 1958.

We are retired California public employees working together to maintain and improve the quality of the lives of our members by protecting and improving our retirement and medical benefits.

What's New


September 20, 2022 – Governor Newsom signed Senate Bill 850 into law to ensure families of fallen officers receive their full survival benefits regardless of family structure. This bill was authored by Senator John Laird and sponsored by the Retired Public Employees’ Association of California (RPEA).  SB 850 

September 9, 2022 – The Governor of California, Gavin Newsom, has signed into law SB 1168, a law that raises the minimum statutory CalPERS postretirement benefit for local public agency employees from $500 to $2,000. This bill was carried by Senator Dave Cortese and sponsored by the Retired Public Employees’ Association of California (RPEA). The bill establishes benefit parity and addresses the substantial erosion in the value of the CalPERS postretirement lump sum death benefit which the state originally intended to help pay for the retiree’s funeral costs. SB 1168

Surf-City Santa Cruz RPEA Chapter 9 has been serving retired public employees in Santa Cruz County for more than 50 years.  The purpose of this Chapter is to


Promote the betterment and welfare of all retired state, classified school and contracting agency employees, who are receiving benefits from the California Public Employees Retirement system (CalPERS); and


Foster acquaintances, cooperation, harmony and economic well being among its members and thus assist in enjoyment of a healthy, active, interesting and useful life throughout their retirement; and


Promote the welfare of said chapter members in all ways compatible with the public interest, including but not limited to the support of legislation deemed beneficial, and resistance to legislation deemed detrimental to the interest of said Chapter members.