Deferred Projects

Project Name 

Description 

DT – Outdoor Public Warning System

The current Outdoor Public Warning System is 16 years old and uses technology that is not secure. This project would implement a 256-bit encrypted signal for the voice and siren system using equipment similar to the 800 mHZ law enforcement radio system.

The estimated project cost is $3 million.

DT – Smart Cities Investing in smart, sustainable technology to provide better service delivery to residents, government agencies, and businesses is an important rising opportunity. Smart City technologies could include smart utility poles that embed several technologies—such as wireless connectivity, sensors, safety alarms, and sustainable solar lighting for outdoor public spaces. These modern technologies hold promise in improving efficiency, speed, and functionality in a variety of sectors. The Department of Technology envisions the first year of this effort for study, a pilot in the second year, followed by two years of investments in promising technologies. Though General Fund may not be available for this initiative, grants or public-private partnerships could advance the goal envisioned.

RED – City Hall Dome and Roof Revitalization and Seismic Strengthening

City Hall has been experiencing water leaks damaging to the structure and interior of the building. Revitalization of the Dome, Drum, Lantern and Roof Levels of City Hall are needed to address active water leaks through masonry, skylights, and Dome waterproofing membranes. Repairs are also needed to deteriorating structural stone and steel, and seismic strengthening work is needed as well. Complete scaffolding around the Dome is required for implementation of all components of this project, which makes it desirable to address all issues at once.

The estimated project cost for these repairs and improvements is at least $20 million, with the final analysis near completion.

 

City Hall Staircase
City Hall Interior Staircase