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CITY COUNCIL AGENDA ITEM NO. 31



Meeting Date: April 24, 2007

Subject/Title: Approve a Resolution authorizing the City Manager to sign a Letter of Intent to
support the formation of the East Bay Regional Communications System
(EBRCS) Governed by a Joint Powers Authority (JPA) for Alameda and Contra
Costa Counties and authorizing the Mayor to sign a Letter of Support to the
Contra Costa County Board of Supervisors for establishing the EBCRS, and to
contribute a good faith contribution of $100 per radio used by the City of
Brentwood ($13,000) to the JPA.

Prepared by: Brian Strock, Police Lieutenant

Submitted by: Mark Evenson, Chief of Police


RECOMMENDATION

Approve a Resolution authorizing the City Manager to sign a Letter of Intent to support the formation of the East Bay Regional Communications System (EBRCS) Governed by a Joint Powers Authority (JPA) for Alameda and Contra Costa Counties and authorizing the Mayor to sign a Letter of Support to the Contra Costa County Board of Supervisors for establishing the EBCRS, and to contribute a good faith contribution of $100 per radio used by the City of Brentwood ($13,000) to the JPA.

It is expected that a second action by the City Council will be required for the City to join the EBRCS. That action will be scheduled for a future meeting.

PREVIOUS ACTION

There has been no previous action on this matter.

BACKGROUND

The bay area is no stranger to disasters, and the need for a coordinated communications system is the key to the successful response and mitigation of any type of disaster that could impact the bay region. We have seen firsthand the total breakdown that can occur when communications systems fail as evidenced through our most recent experiences with the September 11th and Hurricane Katrina disasters.

The counties of Alameda and Contra Costa face the same challenges as other metropolitan areas with communications systems that have developed over time utilizing different spectrum and proprietary technologies. The disparity of systems make seamless communications extremely difficult and in many cases not possible without incorporating technology patches that are extremely inefficient and complicated to set up and operate. The situation is compounded by the fact that most of the systems in use today are nearing the end of the useful lives and need replacing.

The two counties have been working together over the last 3 years as part of the federally sponsored Urban Area Security Initiative (UASI) to establish priorities for homeland security funding. Interoperability and funding the build out of a two county communications system has become the highest priority for the UASI.

Committees with representatives from both counties have been working over the last two years to develop the technical parameters for the system, establish a governance model, and obtain political support from the jurisdictions within the two counties.

System Design

A system design has been completed. The system will cover both counties from 31 sites strategically located throughout the region, with an estimated infra structure cost of around $60 million. The system will provide interoperable communications between all the agencies that subscribe to the system. Federal Homeland security funding has been allocated over the past three years to begin to build out the system. We continue to work to secure federal grants to support the build out of the infra structure and are very optimistic that we will continue to receive support in the future.

System Governance

In order to manage the system, a governance model was created that will manage the overall system implementation and operations while providing all users a voice in the management of the system. There are several working models throughout the United States where large regional areas have formed regional communication systems, with shared governance. A task force of elected officials and public safety representatives from both counties has developed a governance model, the East Bay Regional Communications System (EBRCS) joint powers authority which consists of a board of directors of 23 members as listed below:

(2) Alameda/Contra Costa County Police Chiefs Assn. (1 to be selected by each Association)

(2) Alameda/Contra Costa County Fire Chiefs Assn. (1 to be selected by each Association)

(1) Special District

(1) Alameda County, County Administrator

(1) Contra Costa County, County Administrator

(1) Alameda County Sheriff

(1) Contra Costa County Sheriff

(4) Contra Costa County City Managers (to be selected by the Association)

(4) Alameda County City Managers (to be selected by the Association)

(2) Contra Costa County Elected Officials (to be selected by the Mayor’s Conference)

(2) Alameda County Elected Officials (to be selected by the Mayor’s Conference)

(1) Alameda County Board of Supervisors

(1) Contra Costa County Board of Supervisors

The Board will oversee the financial, technical, and operations of the two county communications system. The Board will appoint technical and operational committees as necessary to workout system implementation issues.

Contra Costa Agencies That Have Approved the Letter of Intent

City of Antioch
City of Clayton
City of Concord
Town of Danville
City of El Cerrito
City of Hercules
City of Lafayette
Town of Moraga
City of Oakley
City of Orinda
City of San Pablo
City of San Ramon
San Ramon Valley Fire District

FISCAL IMPACT

There are three components of cost that must be considered in order to participate in the system. The build out of the infrastructure is expected to cost in the neighborhood of $60 million, currently grant funds are funding elements of the build out. While grant funding has been available it is not expected to cover the entire cost of the build out. It is expected that local jurisdictions that participate will be responsible to pay a proportionate share of the remaining build out costs. The second component is the cost associated with purchasing new radios to use on the new system. Each jurisdiction will be responsible for the radios they plan to use on the system. Every effort will be made to use the purchasing power of the EBRCS to obtain the lowest possible price for the radios. Lastly there will be a cost associated with the maintenance, technological upgrades and system reserve for the replacement of the system.

It has been agreed that the fairest way to allocate costs to each jurisdiction based on a proportional share of the radios that each jurisdiction uses on the system. Each jurisdiction will be responsible for a proportionate share of the infrastructure costs and an ongoing subscriber fee will be charged for each radio used on the system. Subscriber pricing will be determined by the Board of Directors, and adjusted as necessary as new users come on to the system. It is also anticipated that once the system is operational there will be opportunities to increase revenue by attracting new users.

Based on our current use of 130 radios, the City will be requested to make an initial contribution of $100 per radio ($13,000) upon approving the Letter of Intent. The funds for this contribution would be taken for the Emergency Preparedness Fund. These cost estimates are gross capital costs and do not address operating costs or funds already budgeted for this purpose. These numbers will be provided to the City Council for consideration at a later date when more specifics are known.



Attachments

1. An Updated White Paper dated February 1, 2007, from Contra Costa Public Managers’ Association, that addresses the Emergency Services Radio System for Alameda and Contra Costa Responders
2. Letter of Intent to support the East Bay Regional Communications System (EBRCS)
3. Letter of Support to the Contra Costa County Board of Supervisors.

4. Cost Allocation Worksheet.

5. Resolution



ATTACHMENT #1


MEMORANDUM



TO: Contra Costa Mayors’ Conference

FROM: Contra Costa Public Managers’ Association

DATE: February 1, 2007

RE: Updated White Paper – East Bay Regional Communications System (EBRCS), an Emergency Services Radio System for Alameda and Contra Costa Responders


INTRODUCTION

This is to provide an update of the White Paper first presented to the Mayor's Conference on August 3, 2006. It provides an overview of the critical components of the proposed East Bay Regional Communications System (EBRCS), which will provide interoperability between emergency services radio system users throughout jurisdictions in Alameda and Contra Costa Counties. Endorsement of the system in concept was approved by the Contra Costa Mayors’ Conference on August 3rd 2006. The Contra Costa Mayors’ Conference action included a provision for the appointment by its Chair of two members to represent the Mayors’ Conference on the combined counties and cities EBRCS Task Force (Mayor H. Abram Wilson, San Ramon and Vice Mayor Bill Shinn, Concord). In November 2006, the Alameda County Mayors’ Conference appointed Mayors Janet Lockhart of Dublin and Tom Bates of Berkeley to work with the EBRCS Task Force.


PROBLEM STATEMENT

Communications is one of the most fundamental aspects in the day-to-day operations of public safety functions. The communication function becomes even more important during a multi-jurisdictional response to a critical incident. Such critical incidents may include, but are not limited to, earthquakes, floods, fires, pipeline explosions or terrorist threats. It is important to note that these critical incidents do not respect political boundaries and may require multi-jurisdictional/multi-county responses.

In Contra Costa County, interoperable communications between police and fire agencies has been a recognized need for many years, particularly during times of emergencies when multiple agencies are involved and must talk to each other. The Contra Costa County Board of Supervisors initiated a feasibility study in May 2002 of a regional interoperable radio system with other local agencies. Since that time, significant discussion has been undertaken with both the Police Chiefs’ and Fire Chiefs’ Associations which has resulted in their endorsement of a regional, interoperable radio system.

During this same period Alameda County also initiated a project, the EBRCS, which offered the opportunity to become part of a two-county regional interoperable communications system designed to offer all local government agencies the opportunity to participate. Given the stated priorities of the federal government to support interoperable communications by providing funding to regional communications systems, a two-county system provides the best chance to maximize grant funding to reduce the cost impact to all participating agencies.

We should also mention that current communications equipment is becoming obsolete and replacement parts may not be available in the future, which could render such systems inoperable. In addition, by 2013, all agencies nationwide that use UHF, VHF, or Low Band frequencies will be required by Federal Communications Commission (FCC) regulations to operate in "narrow band" mode. This means that all agencies operating on these radio bands will either need to upgrade or replace base station, mobile and portable radios. While the primary focus for the proposed system is emergency services communications, the EBRCS plan envisions non-emergency and/or public services participating in the system.


CURRENT COMMUNICATION SYSTEMS

Neither Contra Costa County nor Alameda County possesses a radio communications system that enables the various fire departments or districts to communicate directly to one another during critical incidents. This same inadequacy exists among police and sheriff’s departments. Obviously, there is no current communication capability that allows police to talk to fire or to public works. The EBRCS plan anticipates operation of a unified communications system under the governance of a Joint Powers Authority (JPA) formed by the participating jurisdictions.


RADIO FREQUENCIES

Radio frequencies have monetary value to both public agencies and to private broadcasters (television and radio). The FCC generates revenue for the federal government by selling these frequencies to private, for-profit businesses. Representatives from both counties have been active insuring that there are sufficient frequencies to serve the proposed system. It is of benefit that we do not need to petition the FCC for additional frequencies.


COSTS

Backbone: Alameda County issued a Request for Proposal to design the two-county system and purchase the master site controller. Motorola, Inc., was selected since Motorola was the only bidder who responded to Alameda County’s Request for Proposals for a master site controller. Motorola’s preliminary estimate for the construction of a backbone system is in the $61 million range, to which the EBRCS Task Force added a $5M contingency. The backbone system would consist of numerous towers, repeaters, microwaves and the buildings necessary to support this equipment. Initial one-time costs would include consulting costs for engineering peer review, environmental review, and legal expertise. A breakdown of the estimated backbone costs of the EBRCS, and committed grant funding is shown on Pg. 8 of this report. Backbone costs are proposed to be financed through the issuance of bonds by the JPA. The debt payments would be supported by the agencies participating in the JPA. The unit of cost for any member agency’s share of support is proposed to be based on the number of radio units that agency operates.

The system costs shown on Pg. 8 do not include the costs of hand-held radios, in vehicle radios and/or dispatch consoles. The cost of radios and dispatch consoles would continue to be the responsibility of each participating agency, or could be funded through existing agency replacement funds or financed through the proposed backbone bond issue. Cost savings through potential joint purchasing of the new equipment required by each jurisdiction is anticipated.

Operating Costs: Funds will need to be appropriated each year from the participating agencies to cover the costs of the Joint Powers Authority (JPA) and system administration, equipment maintenance and replacement, and insurance (similar to our collective experience with other JPA’s such as insurance and the Contra Costa County Transportation Authority.) A minimum configuration for operating and support personnel is discussed below under Staffing.





FINANCES

Close to $9M in Federal and State grant funds has been secured for the backbone of this proposed two-county communications system. An additional $12.5M in funds for microwave and a master site controller have been committed. We also believe that once the Joint Powers Authority for the two-county system is created, we will be able to attract additional grant dollars from such sources such as Homeland Security funding. The bulk of the projected remaining backbone costs of approximately $47M would fall upon the participating agencies and is proposed to be financed through a bond issue. The bonds are proposed to be issued by the yet-to-be-created JPA, which would receive annual payments from the participating agencies to cover the debt service and operating.


CENTRAL DISPATCH

There is no proposal in this two-county radio system to centralize dispatch services. Dispatch operations would be left to the decision-making process of the participating agencies.

TOWER SITES

The two-county system would utilize existing tower locations wherever feasible. It appears that only one new tower

site may be needed in Contra Costa County to service the Point Richmond and Point Pinole areas.

SYSTEM MANAGEMENT STRUCTURE/GOVERNANCE

The EBRCS Task Force has proposed that the EBRCS’s JPA Board of Directors be comprised of the membership as indicated below:



STAFFING

At a minimum, the ongoing staff needs for the JPA with such an undertaking would require one chief operating officer, one radio engineer and one secretarial position. As an alternative, the JPA could seek the services of an existing company to meet its needs. No budgetary costs have as yet been estimated for these annual operating services.


TECHNICAL COMMITTEE(S)

The JPA will require the assistance of technical subcommittees or user groups to provide oversight and feedback on various intricacies of the system. Based on the experience of other joint radio systems throughout the State, we would suggest that these committee members be volunteered staff from participating jurisdictions.


KEY ISSUES

Coverage – Determining the coverage requirements of such a system will also determine the costs. For example, the higher the coverage requirement, the more tower sites are required and the greater number of facilities needed.

Future members – The JPA document will address any number of items but must also include the ability to enlist future agency members that do not join the JPA initially.

Redundancy – The system must be constructed in a looped manner so that the failure to signal the site does not interrupt the provision of service to the remainder of the system.


SUMMARY EBRCS MILESTONES

July 12, 2006 - Alameda County Mayors’ Conference endorses system concept and initial steps
July 13, 2006 - Contra Costa Public Managers’ Association approves recommendation to Mayors’ Conference to endorse system concept and initial steps
July 25, 2006 - Contra Costa County Supervisors presentation and endorsement in concept
August 3, 2006 - Contra Costa County Mayors’ Conference presentation and endorsement in concept
October 3, 2006 - Contra Costa County Board of Supervisors accepted report on the EBRCS Project and review of Alameda County's RFP and procurement (See enclosed Report and Addendum)
January, 2007 - Alameda County Mayors’ Conference Update
February, 2007 - Contra Costa Mayors’ Conference Update


JPA FORMATION

With the concurrence of the EBRCS Task Force, Alameda County has hired the law firm of Meyers & Nave to prepare the legal agreements necessary for the formation of the JPA. Steve Meyers has had an initial meeting with the two-county Task Force and will also be in consultation with a financial advisor, hired by Contra Costa County, to develop appropriate options for the formation of the JPA.


INDEPENDENT THIRD PARTY REVIEW

In October 2006, as noted above, Contra Costa County Board of Supervisors reviewed the Alameda County procurement and three year contract with Motorola for the proposed EBRCS and concluded that it was an appropriate business decision. In addition, Contra Costa County, on its own, authorized the County Administrator to engage a financial advisor to assist Meyers and Nave in forming the JPA. Contra Costa County also has hired an independent third party consultant to review the Motorola Proposal and Design for the proposed two-county EBRCS, to confirm its engineering and estimated costs prior to County consideration of the JPA. The independent consultant, CTA Communications of Lynchburg, Virginia, is expected to have a final report by February 2007. Any recommendations made through this third party review will be made available to agencies considering becoming members of the JPA. Finally, as part of the due diligence process, the Interoperable Communications Advisory Program (ICTAP), a federal technical assistance program designed to promote and enhance interoperable communications among local, state and federal emergency responders and public safety officials, has agreed to review the proposed EBRCS as well to ensure its viability.


NEXT STEPS AND 2007 TIMELINES FOR COUNCIL PRESENTATIONS AND LETTERS OF INTENT

To begin to take steps toward committing to membership in the JPA and to enable agencies to estimate their individual costs of participation, the EBRCS has laid out a process for initial commitments. Following updates to both Mayors’ Conferences, an initial presentation on the EBRCS will be made to each City Council in February or March by its City Manager, Police Chief and Fire Chief or District Chief as appropriate. Representatives from the EBRCS Task Force will be available to attend the City Council meetings or assist in presentations as requested. Each City Council will be asked to consider endorsing the EBRCS in concept by approval of a letter of intent (form to be provided) to join the JPA, and by directing its City Manager to provide an accurate radio count of public safety and general government radios, which is expected to be the basis of future cost sharing, and to authorize payment of a non-refundable initial membership fee of $100 per radio. The EBRCS Task Force is seeking initial commitments to JPA membership by early April so that a realistic recalculation of cost sharing based on actual agency participation may be made. Financing of the system and issuance of debt will depend on obtaining additional offsetting federal or state grants and will proceed during the summer months.

EBRCS TASK FORCE

In addition to the two municipal elected officials from Contra Costa County, representation on the EBRCS Task Force from this county includes personnel from the County Sheriff’s Office, Fire Chiefs’ Association, Police Chiefs’ Association, County Administrator’s Office, County Information Technology Department, radio experts, and City Managers. Alameda County has retained retired Alameda County Fire Chief William (Bill) J. McCammon as its Project Manager.


EAST BAY REGIONAL COMMUNICATIONS SYSTEM

Current Financial Overview


Motorola Proposal $ 60,151,063
This includes the microwave and other components
that will be purchased through other grants


Deductions
Funded through grants
Master site controller and 2 sites 5,355,838
Microwave 7,215,789
12,571,627 (12,571,627)
47,579,436
Tax 3,103,088
$ 50,682,524
Contingency
Approximately a 10% contingency to cover
unexpected costs related to site development 5,000,000

Sub-Total $ 55,682,524


Grants Secured
2005 UASI* 2,999,999
2006 SUASI** 3,000,000
Alameda County SHSGP*** 1,800,000
Contra Costa SHSGP 1,000,000
8,799,999 ( 8,799,999)


TOTAL remaining to be funded $ 46,882,525


*Urban Area Security Initiative (USAI)
**Super Urban Area Security Initiative (SUSAI)
***State Homeland Security Grant Program (SHSGP)

EBRCS White Paper Attachments:

1. October 3, 2006 Contra Costa County Board of Supervisors Board Order and Addendum - Quarterly Report on EBRCS and Recommendation and Findings on Alameda County Procurement.

2. January 9, 2007 Contra Costa Times article by Ian Hoffman.

3. January 14, 2007 Editorial.

4. January 2007 Oakland Urban Area Interoperable Communications Scorecard.


















ATTACHMENT #2 DRAFT

LETTER OF INTENT TO SUPPORT THE FORMATION OF
THE EAST BAY REGIONAL COMMUNICATIONS SYSTEM (EBRCS)
GOVERNED BY A
JOINT POWERS AUTHORITY (JPA)
FOR ALAMEDA AND CONTRA COSTA COUNTIES

Public Safety representatives from Alameda and Contra Costa Counties have been working to evaluate the feasibility of developing a regional communications system to serve all jurisdictions in both Counties. Through the assistance of the federally funded Urban Area Security Initiative (USAI), a group of technical advisors from the Interoperable Communications Technical Assistance Program (ICTAP) has been working to evaluate different alternatives to achieve the goal of interoperability for the two counties.

It is clear from the work ICTAP has completed that the most cost effective and technically superior solution for both counties is to construct a shared two county regional communications system. In order to develop this system, a governance model must be created that will manage the overall system implementation and operations while providing all users a voice in the management of the system. There are several working models throughout the United States where large regional areas have formed regional communication systems and where shared governance has been successful.

A task force of public safety representatives from both counties has developed a proposal that creates the East Bay Regional Communications System (EBRCS), a joint powers authority (JPA) with a board of directors with equal representation from both counties that will oversee the financial, technical, and operations of the two county communications system. Presentations were made to both Boards of Supervisors and Mayors conferences with unanimous support for the formation of the JPA.

While it may be possible to fund a significant portion of the backbone of this system with federal and state grants once the JPA is formed, it will also require ongoing financial contributions from all involved agencies to maintain and replace system components. This responsibility will continue for the life of the EBRCS. Therefore, a dedicated, reliable, funding stream must be identified and collected, on a regular basis.

It is now time to gauge the level of interest and the willingness to participate from all local jurisdictions within the two counties. The Task Force has established that the number of radios each jurisdiction will operate on the system will be the method for allocating each jurisdictions share of the infrastructure costs. The Task Force has also agreed that each jurisdiction will be responsible to pay $100 per radio initially as a good faith sign of intent to join. This “Letter of Intent” does not financially bind any jurisdiction beyond the good faith payment, but is necessary in order to begin to develop phasing and cost models for system implementation.
THEREFORE BE IT RESOLVED THAT:

The City/County or Special District of _______________________________ supports the development of, and is interested in participating in, a two county regional communications system governed by a JPA that will oversee the financial, technical, and operational elements of the EBRCS.


The City/County or Special District of _______________________________ also commits to providing technical support to working committees that will work on the technical specifications, and operational implementation of the system.


The City/County or Special District of _______________________________ also understands that signing this Letter of Intent does not obligate the City/County or Special District financially beyond the $100 per radio good faith payment; it merely serves as a basis to identify the level of interest regarding the development and participation in the EBRCS.


Signed: _________________________________________

Title: ___________________________________________

Date: ___________________________









DRAFT-send prior to May 1 Board of Supervisors meeting


April 10, 2007

Mary Piepho, Chair
Contra Costa County Board of Supervisors
Contra Costa County
651 Pine Street
Martinez, CA 94553

Subject: East Bay Regional Communications System (EBCRS)


Dear Chair Piepho:

Public agencies within Alameda and Contra Costa counties have been working over the past two years to develop a plan to implement a two county P 25 compliant radio communications system. The East Bay Regional Communications System will provide public safety and general government communications for day to day operations and will be our interoperable system in region wide emergencies.

The collaboration towards development of this system between the different public safety disciplines as well as the broad political support within both counties is unprecedented. A task force of elected officials, public safety professionals and city managers has developed a Joint Powers Authority (JPA) governance model for the system that represents a balanced approach to managing the system. The governance model and details of the system have been presented, or will be this month, to all of the cities within the county. Fourteen public agencies in Contra Costa County, including ours, have already taken the action to support the JPA governance by signing a letter of intent and have pledged $100 per radio as a good faith contribution in support of the EBRCS. It is expected that the remaining cities will pass resolutions of support in the near future.

We are now at an important juncture where establishment of the JPA is critical in terms of our ability to secure federal grants to offset infrastructure costs for the regional system. In recent meetings, Mayors from both Alameda and Contra Costa counties met with Senators Feinstein and Boxer as well as our congressional delegation who echoed the need for the formation of a regional JPA as a necessity for any attempt to obtain future federal funding.

On behalf of the City of ____________, I urge our County Board of Supervisors to take action to support the establishment of the East Bay Regional Communications System Joint Powers Authority, and join us in making this major public safety improvement a reality.

Sincerely,

_______________________________________
Mayor of _____________

Cc: Members of the City Council
Supervisor ___(yours)______





ATTACHMENT #4

RADIO ALLOCATION METHOD FOR COST DISTRIBUTION
$60 MILLION ESTIMATED PROJECT

City Radios % of Radios Total Project Cost 15 Yr Term -- Annual Debt Service Amt 10 Yr Term -- Annual Debt Service Amt
Alameda City 529 3.04% $1,821,521 $215,572 $284,465
Alameda County 3,016 17.31% $10,385,079 $1,229,044 $1,621,826
Albany 83 0.48% $285,796 $33,823 $44,632
Berkeley 750 4.30% $2,582,496 $305,631 $403,306
Dublin 108 0.62% $371,879 $44,011 $58,076
Emeryville 100 0.57% $344,333 $40,751 $53,774
Fremont 649 3.72% $2,234,720 $264,473 $348,994
Hayward 750 4.30% $2,582,496 $305,631 $403,306
Livermore 461 2.65% $1,587,374 $187,861 $247,899
Newark 263 1.51% $905,595 $107,175 $141,426
Oakland 2,756 15.82% $9,489,813 $1,123,092 $1,482,014
Piedmont 97 0.56% $334,003 $39,528 $52,161
Pleasanton 361 2.07% $1,243,042 $147,110 $194,124
San Leandro 378 2.17% $1,301,578 $154,038 $203,266
Union City 306 1.76% $1,053,659 $124,697 $164,549

Antioch 470 2.70% $1,618,364 $191,529 $252,738
Brentwood 130 0.75% $447,633 $52,976 $69,906
Clayton 47 0.27% $161,836 $19,153 $25,274
Concord 450 2.58% $1,549,498 $183,379 $241,983
Danville 102 0.59% $351,220 $41,566 $54,850
El Cerrito 147 0.84% $506,169 $59,904 $79,048
Hercules 49 0.28% $168,723 $19,968 $26,349
Kensington 18 0.10% $61,980 $7,335 $9,679
Lafayette 45 0.26% $154,950 $18,338 $24,198
Martinez 130 0.75% $447,633 $52,976 $69,906
Moraga 40 0.23% $137,733 $16,300 $21,510
Oakley 22 0.13% $75,753 $8,965 $11,830
Orinda 36 0.21% $123,960 $14,670 $19,359
Pittsburg 235 1.35% $809,182 $95,764 $126,369
Pinole 97 0.56% $334,003 $39,528 $52,161
Pleasant Hill 143 0.82% $492,396 $58,274 $76,897
Richmond 604 3.47% $2,079,770 $246,135 $324,795
San Pablo 100 0.57% $344,333 $40,751 $53,774
San Ramon 85 0.49% $292,683 $34,638 $45,708
Walnut Creek 280 1.61% $964,132 $114,102 $150,567
Crockett-Carquinez Fire 44 0.25% $151,506 $17,930 $23,661
East Contra Costa Fire 122 0.70% $420,086 $49,716 $65,604
Moraga/Orinda Fire 110 0.63% $378,766 $44,826 $59,151
Rio Vista Police 42 0.24% $144,620 $17,115 $22,585
Rodeo-Hercules Fire 30 0.17% $103,300 $12,225 $16,132
San Ramon Fire 340 1.95% $1,170,732 $138,553 $182,832
Contra Costa County 1,485 8.52% $5,113,343 $605,149 $798,545

EBRPD** 960 5.51% $3,305,595 $391,208 $516,231
AMR (ALCO & CCC)** 455 2.61% $1,566,714 $185,416 $244,672
Total 17,425 100.00% $60,000,000 $7,100,827 $9,370,134


SUBTOTAL ALCO 10,607 60.87% $36,523,386 $4,322,437 $5,703,817
SUBTOTAL CCC 5,403 31.01% $18,604,304 $2,201,766 $2,905,414
SUBTOTAL AMR& EBRPD 1,415 8.12% $4,872,310 $576,624 $760,903
TOTAL 17,425 100.00% $60,000,000 $7,100,827 $9,370,134

Cost per Radio $3,443.33



RESOLUTION NO.


APPROVE A RESOLUTION AUTHORIZING THE CITY MANAGER TO SIGN A LETTER OF INTENT TO SUPPORT THE FORMATION OF THE EAST BAY REGIONAL COMMUNICATIONS SYSTEM (EBRCS) GOVERNED BY A JOINT POWERS AUTHORITY (JPA) FOR ALAMEDA AND CONTRA COSTA COUNTIES AND AUTHORIZING THE MAYOR TO SIGN A LETTER OF SUPPORT TO THE CONTRA COSTA COUNTY BOARD OF SUPERVISORS FOR ESTABLISHING THE EBCRS, AND TO CONTRIBUTE A GOOD FAITH CONTRIBUTION OF $100 PER RADIO USED BY THE CITY OF BRENTWOOD ($13,000) TO THE JPA


WHEREAS, the experience with the lack of interoperability between jurisdictions in the September 11th and Hurricane Katrina has demonstrated a need for a coordinated communications system; and

WHEREAS, the counties of Alameda and Contra Costa face the same challenges of other metropolitan areas; and

WHEREAS, the counties of Alameda and Contra Costa have worked closely over the last three years to develop a coordinated communications system; and

WHEREAS, this coordinated communications system is called the East Bay Regional Communications System; and

WHEREAS, a good faith contribution of $100 per radio used by the City is requested

NOW, THEREFORE BE IT RESOLVED that the City Council of the City of Brentwood hereby approve and authorize the City Manager to sign a Letter of Intent to support the formation of the East Bay Regional Communications System (EBRCS) Governed by a Joint Powers Authority (JPA) for Alameda and Contra Costa Counties and authorizing the Mayor to sign a Letter of Support to the Contra Costa County Board of Supervisors for establishing the EBCRS, and to contribute a good faith contribution of $100 per radio used by the City of Brentwood ($13,000) to the JPA.

PASSED, APPROVED AND ADOPTED by the City Council of the City of Brentwood at a regular meeting held on the April 24, 2007 by the following vote:




 

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