Wednesday, Aug. 2, 2006 | In response to Mr. Cumming’s letter regarding the pension. The SDPOA did not agree to the underfunding scheme. In fact, the SDPOA representative on the retirement board voted against the underfunding scheme. The police pension, which by the way maxes out at 90 percent, is the industry standard for safety personnel. While we appreciate your support for the police department, please take the time to research the pension issues a bit more. If you do, you will find hidden benefits for other city employees, such as a city matched SPSP program on top of pension benefits that could put a city employee over 100 percent of their salary, but not a cop! We are not allowed into that program.

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