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Legislation #: 970310 Introduction Date: 3/13/1997
Type: Resolution Effective Date: 3/13/1997
Sponsor: COUNCILMEMBERS FINLEY, LOAR, STACKHAUS AND DANAHER
Title: Requesting City staff to provide to the City data concerning its efforts to design, construct and supply a reliable radio communications system to the City of Kansas City, Missouri and to pursue discussions with Ericsson G E Mobile Communications, Inc.

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3/13/1997

Immediate Adoption

3/13/1997

Adopted as Amended

3/13/1997

Amended


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RESOLUTION NO. 970310, AS AMENDED

 

Requesting City staff to provide to the City data concerning its efforts to design, construct and supply a reliable radio communications system to the City of Kansas City, Missouri and to pursue discussions with Ericsson G E Mobile Communications, Inc.

 

WHEREAS, Ericsson G E Mobile Communications Inc., is the contractor supplying the City with an 800 MHZ City-wide Trunked Radio System which is to provide the City with voice and data communications to and from mobile and portable units used by police, fire, and other City agencies; and

 

WHEREAS, the Police Department has used the new radio system for about one year and the Fire Department has used the radio system about two years. Both the Police and Fire Departments have expressed concerns about the service being received from the radio system; and

 

WHEREAS, an antenna installed at considerable expense on a tower at University of Missouri-Kansas City is currently not integrated into the radio system; and

 

WHEREAS, the City Council is particularly concerned that its public safety personnel have a reliable system of communication; NOW, THEREFORE,

 

BE IT RESOLVED BY THE COUNCIL OF KANSAS CITY:

 

That the City Council of Kansas City, Missouri requests City staff to provide to the City, all data concerning Ericsson G E Mobile Communications Inc., efforts to design, construct and supply a reliable radio communications system to the City of Kansas City, the proposed plan for use of the antenna reportedly installed on a tower at University of Missouri-Kansas City and any plans for future improvements to the radio system and that the staff of the City of Kansas City, Missouri, report to the City Operations Committee on March 19, on the construction, financing and development of the radio communications system; and pursue discussions with Ericsson G E Mobile Communications, Inc., after the Council has been briefed on legal issues in closed session.

 

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