As Mayor Ed Lee is drafting his proposed two-year city budget, questions are being raised about whether San Francisco should advance plans for four separate public safety communication systems totaling about $270 million during the next five years.
The debate over the investment comes as The City is attempting to turn around a long-troubled technology history, rife with wasteful spending, duplicative efforts and outdated software. Read More
Concerns about unknown costs and system redundancies did not stop San Francisco officials from moving forward Tuesday with supporting a $100 million emergency communications network for the Bay Area. With a federal grant and matching funds from Motorola, the envisioned network must be operational by July 2013. And two-thirds of the $50 million grant must be spent by this July. Read More
What once appeared to be a one-horse race for sheriff in November is looking more and more interesting, with a protege of the current sheriff likely joining a politically savvy supervisor and a popular sheriff’s deputy who are both already in the running. Read More