Baltimore County Councilwoman Vicki Almond is wrong to criticize County Executive Kevin Kamenetz for his handling of the police department health care dispute ("Kamenetz under fire for refusing to repay police retirees," Sept. 27).

Not only would it be fiscally irresponsible to pay on a ruling that is the subject of ongoing legal appeals, it contradicts the councilwoman's own vote in favor of Bill 6-13, which established the health care review committee as the bargaining agent for all county unions so that they all pay the same amount.

The councilwoman should be supporting the county executive's efforts to rein in health care costs for the citizens of Baltimore County, not pandering to her union supporters.

Steven Sibel, Cockeysville