The members of the Pinole Police Employees Association have been asked to comment regarding the Pinole City Council recall effort.

Our membership believes in open government. We swore an oath to defend the U.S. Constitution and the California state constitution. These two documents guarantee the people the right to elect their representatives in free and fair elections.

This oath in non-negotiable. Therefore, we will not take a position to endore or oppose the community's efforts to exercise free government.

Regardless of the outcome of the eelction, the membership of the Pinole Police Employees Association is committed to providing law enforcement services to the residents of Pinole with dedication and professionalism.

Les Lopez
Pinole Police Employees Association