The city had not come forward with this information despite knowing about it for apparently quite some time.
Finally, at the last city council meeting this past Tuesday, Councilmember Lamar Heystek asked Bill Emlen for an update on this problem after the problem was raised during public comments.
Emlen acknowledged that there was a problem and that they were trying to fix the problem. Lt. Darrin Pytel was working on it as well.
Councilmembers Heystek and Souza both requested that this information be agendized at a future meeting.
It remains of concern the lengths that have to be taken to get the city to acknowledge such problems. It is unclear whether the members of the City Council were aware of the problem prior to this meeting. Anytime there is a significant expenditure of public money, it is incumbent upon the city staff to update the City Council who are the elected representatives of the public, particularly when significant and expensive problems arise.
This brings up the question–what other problems are there with technology and other expenditures that we do not know about?
Please view the brief video of from the council meeting.
—Doug Paul Davis reporting