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October 16, 2012

Re "Riordan targets L.A. city pensions," Oct. 13

As a lawyer, former L.A. Mayor Richard Riordan surely knows that a pension benefit is an enforceable contract. He may not like unions, but their members are entitled to the same legal protections as he is.

No doubt Riordan would have been furious if the city were to have broken its promise to pay him his salary as mayor and his pension (if he were entitled to it), which is exactly what his measure proposes to do to hardworking city employees.

Josh Geller

Valley Village

The writer is a deputy city attorney.

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