LA County revives plan for emergency system
From the Los Angeles Times: State lawmakers passed an emergency bill Friday that would resurrect the Los Angeles Regional Interoperable Communications System, or LA-RICS.
The project derailed last month after three years of planning, when county lawyers belatedly realized the nearly completed contract negotiations to build the complex system violated state rules on how contracts for publicly funded projects must be structured and awarded. County officials made the decision to start from scratch and divide the project into three separate contracts in order to adhere to the state regulations.
With Friday’s unanimous vote by the Assembly, the bill now goes to Gov. Jerry Brown, who has until Oct. 9 to sign or veto it. Because the bill was assigned urgency status, if Brown does sign it, it will become law immediately. Read the entire article here.