Before Police Commissioner Saltzman's appearance on Think Out
Softball Loud Wednesday I voiced concern that host Emily Harris would ask the big man about three issues. She didn't, so I asked Saltzman's Chief of Staff, Brendan Finn, yesterday.
"We're in current discussions with our bargaining team regarding the drug testing issue and ongoing performance evaluations," says Finn. "We're currently not addressing the live in Portland requirement issue."
So, there you are. If you want officers to live in Portland, email Commissioner Saltzman and let him know it's also a priority. Let's hope the conversations with the bargaining team lead to the other issues being pushed in the contract negotiations.