While shopping at the grocery store last night, I ran into a NorCo retiree who read my New Year's Eve blog about a COLA for retirees in 2022. "Tell McClure we want that COLA," he instructed me, adding that McClure did indeed promise one for this year.
McClure will keep his word. In a conversation with him after my blog published, he assured me that he has every intention of seeking a COLA for retirees this year, and will also ask the Retirement Board to make it retroactive until January 1. Since the Exec basically controls the votes on this board, a COLA appears to be likely.
I still believe this should have been done last year.