The Havre City Council and a representative of the union representing 17 Havre police officers will meet tonight for the first time to discuss the union's grievance against the city.
Dick LeTang, a field officer for the Montana Public Employees Association, said today he will attend the meeting, and that he is optimistic the matter can be resolved without going to binding arbitration.
"We're going to make a good faith effort on our side and I'm sure they'll do the same," LeTang said. "... This hasn't turned into a letter-writing campaign and that's positive."
City Council member Jack Brando...