Prior to the adoption of Ord. 018160 on 07/06/2004, Section 18-21 read as follows.


    These provisions are an amendment to the prior police and firefighters' retirement funds. Nothing herein shall be deemed to affect or amend any disability, retirement, survivor or other benefit which accrued under prior versions of the plan and application for which has been received prior to February 4, 1991. These amendments shall be effective February 4, 1991, and shall be prospective in effect, governing all applications for benefits of any kind received after the effective date.
    (a)    Age or length of service.  The rights of a retiree to retirement benefits based on age or length of service under the police retirement plan or the firefighters’ retirement plan are defined by the plan provisions in effect at the time the retiree left city employment.

    (b)    Disability.  The rights of a retiree to retirement benefits based on disability under the police retirement plan or the firefighters’ retirement plan are defined by the plan provisions in effect at the time the retiree was determined to be disabled and left city employment.

    (c)    Death.  The rights of surviving spouses, surviving children and other persons entitled to death benefits upon the death of a covered employee under the police retirement plan or the firefighters’ retirement plan are determined by the plan provisions in effect at the time of the death of the covered employee.  The rights of surviving spouses, surviving children and other persons entitled to death benefits upon the death of a retiree under the police retirement plan or the firefighters retirement plan are determined by the plan provisions in effect at the time the retiree left city employment.

(Code 1964, § 9.1680; Ord. No. 12868, § 1, 2-4-91)