Assemblyman Mike Gatto has already proven why he is the right choice for the 43rd Assembly District seat. I was very pleased to read that the assemblyman had introduced legislation to cap municipal liability for runaway pension costs authorized by poorly run cities ("Gatto introduces bill to ease pension burden following Bell scandal," Aug. 19).
There is no good reason why Glendale residents should have to pay these costs if another city, like Bell, is the one that agreed to the enormous salaries and pensions. Gatto's bill will free up the much-needed funds Glendale needs to keep police on the beat and potholes filled. Simply put, we prefer our tax dollars to be spent that way — and not on the outrageous salaries for management in other cities.
Gatto deserves major kudos for protecting local taxpayers, and major kudos for introducing this legislation.
Kimber column did disservice to community