Montgomery Council Committees to Discuss the FY11-16 Capital Improvements Program on Mon., Feb 22
Committee also will discuss technology and cable issues
ROCKVILLE, Md., February 19, 2010 – The Montgomery County Council’s Management and Fiscal Planning (MFP), Public Safety (PS) and Planning, Housing and Economic Development (PHED) Committees on Monday, Feb. 22, will meet throughout the day to discuss Integrated Justice Information System (IJIS), public safety modernization, technology, cable and Park and Planning.
The MFP and PS committees, which are chaired by Duchy Trachtenberg and Phil Andrews, respectively, and include Councilmembers Valerie Ervin, Nancy Navarro, Roger Berliner and Marc Elrich will meet first. That meeting will begin at 9:30 a.m. in the Seventh Floor Hearing Room of the Council Office Building at 100 Maryland Ave. in Rockville.
IJIS is now entering its final stages of implementation. The MFP and PS committees will discuss the project’s progress as well as the projected impact it will have on Montgomery County agencies, the State of Maryland, and the Federal government in regards to data exchange about criminals and criminal activity. The MFP and PS committees also will discuss the recommended $53.7 million budget for public safety modernization, which includes replacing the Computer Aided Dispatch (CAD) system and fire station alerting system, and the acquisition of standard radio devices, among other things.
The MFP Committee meeting will follow at 10:30 a.m. in the seventh floor hearing room. It will review the Technology Modernization project, which aims to modify the current administrative and management processes, as well as the software that supports them. Also under review is the Cable Communications Plan. The committee is using this time to further understand cable initiatives, programming trends, and community concerns revolving around the use of cable television as a medium to communicate ideas and strengthen the sense of community in the County.
At 2 p.m. the PHED Committee, chaired by Michael Knapp and includes Councilmembers Marc Elrich and Nancy Floreen will meet to start its discussion of the Park and Planning Capital Improvements Program. That meeting also will be held in the seventh floor hearing room.