Don't share PD
Published: Wednesday, July 10, 2013, 9:00 p.m.
Regarding the “Latrobe's next step” item in “Greensburg Tuesday takes” (July 2 and TribLIVE.com): The idea of Unity Township sharing a police department with Latrobe opens the door for Unity taxpayers to share in the legacy costs of the Latrobe Police Department.
Early retirements in police and fire departments, combined with entitlements for pensions and health coverage for life, have crippled the budgets of many cities. These cities are often burdened with more retirees than active workers. Union power prevents these systems from ever being changed.
Unity taxpayers need to stay as far away from the Latrobe Police Department as possible. Latrobe voters should pay for the system they allowed to be created.
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