Just today I received the annual solicitation from the La Mesa P.O.A. I cannot help but wondering how many recipients of this same solicitation are going to reach for their checkbook without considering the fact that the L.M.P.O.A. is actually the recognized (by the City of La Mesa) bargaining agent/representative of the Police Department's officers.
So, here's a union, coming to non-members, with hat in hand asking for support? The very same union that is probably at least partially responsible for some of the pensions that are crippling this great city? We have a great police department, and these officers have a strong union. If the union/La Mesa Police Officers' Association needs more operating capital, let them raise the union dues and have the officers support their union. After all, they are receiving the union benefits, not you and I.