SPOKANE, Wash. -

 The City of Spokane is getting ready to re-negotiate its contract with a pair of police labor groups, and they want to hear from you!
When Spokane Police officers were asked to wear to wear body cams, it was a pretty controversial concept. But the Police Guild agreed body cams were the way to go and since then the recordings have given us a point-blank view of the tough situations officers face every day.
The Department of Justice has encouraged Spokane to get taxpayers involved in the upcoming police contract. That's the thought behind tomorrow night's "listening session” at the Northeast Community Center.
“This is another opportunity for the public to say what it would like to see in the contract, and certainly police management will do that and it will help shape the conversations between the respective labor groups and police management, said Brian Coddington, from the City of Spokane.
What we spend on public safety represents more than half of the city's budget so the public deserves to be heard on contract negotiations.
The listening meeting is Wednesday night from 5:30 to 7:00 p.m. at the Northeast Community Center in Hillyard.