Extra Police

The need for additional police is incontrovertible. This addition can be obtained without a tax increase if:

1--All municipal functions that can be performed by private enterprise for less cost than by municipal workers, including supervisors and executives, are turned over to private enterprise.

2--The Los Angeles Police Department reduces its bloated, top-heavy management structure and introduces a two-tier system composed of unarmed, unsworn police agents who do support jobs in the Police Department, and who will have less generous retirement benefits, and armed sworn police officers who perform the jobs of criminal apprehension, under the present pay and retirement programs.

Considering the political clout of the municipal labor unions involved, I am not confident that reason will prevail. The current political and administrative management of the city is also to blame for the waste and inefficiency now extant.



La Crescenta