The Mayor’s and Commissioner Hardesty’s Office hosted two community listening sessions regarding the City of Portland’s upcoming negotiations with the Portland Police Association (PPA). The sessions were held on November 18th and December 16th of 2019. The purpose of these listening sessions was to increase community engagement, transparency, and inform the public about the collective bargaining agreement (CBA) process, listen to their thoughts and concerns, and obtain feedback through facilitators. The report, developed by Dr. Allison Prasad within BHR summarizes the main themes that emerged during the listening sessions.
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