Tuesday, March 16, 2010
The Management and Fiscal Policy (MFP) Committee Meeting Summary
The Management and Fiscal Policy (MFP) Committee, Chaired by Councilmember Duchy Trachtenberg, met yesterday to discuss FY11-16 Capital Improvements Program: Public Safety System Modernization (PSSM). This Committee meeting was a continuation of a prior meeting held on February 22nd. The following issues were discussed: 1) funding the Fire Station Alerting System (formerly a separate CIP project that has been incorporated into this project; 2) acquisition of P-25 standard radio devices; and 3) the governance structure of the PSSM project. The Committee agreed 3-0 to fund the Fire Station Alerting System as stated in the Executive’s recommendation ($75,000 in FY11). In addition, the Committee agreed 3-0 to adjust the schedule to slow the purchase of radios in FY11 and FY12 and shift the remaining radio schedule by one year from FYs 12-14 to FYs 13-15. Finally, the Committee unanimously agreed that the County Executive’s Office is the appropriate administering agency for this project.