Yesterday OPOA President Sgt John Wells was in Lincoln with numerous supporters to stand against LB30 which would end a Cities right to maintain a pension for employees.
If passed, cities like Omaha and Lincoln would be forced to switch to a cash balance type plan. Cash Balance pension plans are easily portable and have no incentive for employees to stay. Chief of police Todd Schmaderer recognizes that portable pensions will negatively effect his ability to recruit and retain officers in Omaha.
LB30 would turn Omaha into the next San Jose or Dallas and become the states top training facility for officers to take their certifications and experiences elsewhere.