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ATCEMS medics are in the City’s retirement system (COAERS) and as of 2012 are two tiered, meaning those employed prior to this change are at 23 years and those hired after are at 30 years. Medics in the second tier must also reach age 64 for eligibility. ATCEMS has one of the highest separation rates of any city department per capita. To date only a small number of medics have succeeded in retiring from working on the frontline of EMS. As a council member would you support adding the retirement issue to the city’s legislative agenda?