WHEREAS, the contract between the City of Hartford and the labor union representing the majority of its police officers is presently being renegotiated, after a contract was voted down by members of the union, and
WHEREAS, this contract affects officers’ discipline and working conditions, which have a direct effect on the quality of life of the residents of Hartford, and
WHEREAS, the contract affects required staffing levels, compensation levels, pensions, benefits, and other expenses that contribute to the Hartford Police Department’s being the second largest single item in the City’s budget, which has a direct impact on the City’s ability to provide needed services to residents; and
WHEREAS, it is in the interest of Hartford’s residents that the City’s negotiating strategies and priorities concerning a contract with the police union reflect the needs and priorities of the residents; therefore be it
RESOLVED, that the City of Hartford’s Corporation Counsel shall make a presentation to the Court of Common Council in a public meeting regarding the City of Hartford’s contract negotiations with the Hartford Police Union and answer questions thereafter from the Council, before the present round of negotiations is concluded.