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Two meetings are scheduled to seek public input for the upcoming negotiations with the Portland Police Association.

FILE PHOTO - Portland police on patrol.Mayor Ted Wheeler and Commissioner Jo Ann Hardesty will host two public meetings on the upcoming negotiations over the next police union contract.

The first meeting will be held from 6 to 8 p.m. on Monday, Nov. 18, at the PCC Cascade Student Union, Rooms 203 and 204, 5575 N. Albina Ave.

A second is scheduled from 6 to 8 p.m. on Monday, Dec. 16, at a location to be announced shortly.

According to the announcement, the goal of the events are to educate the public about the collective bargaining process, to listen to their thoughts and concerns and to gather their input to help ensure the contract best serves the interests and welfare of the public.

City attorneys will also be present to share guidelines and offer background on the current contract with the Portland Police Association that represents rank-and-file bureau employees, which is set to expire in June 2020.


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