The Illinois Office of the Statewide 9-1-1 Administrator has posted the Illinois NG9-1-1 Feasibility Report as authored by Mission Critical Partners Inc.
This is response to a posting from Governor's Office asking for the citizens to support his request to not signing the 9-1-1 bill.
This increase is only $7.56 a year. Although it is a large percentage increase, it does not generate a lot of money, about $75 million annually. The Governor is asking for $900 million just to upgrade the state’s computer system. This 9-1-1 money must:
Upgrade computers systems of well over 100 computer systems statewide
Implement a statewide system which is going to cost tens of million of dollars annually
Replace the lost revenue from the reduction in landlines
Provide operational relief to cash strapped public safety budgets across the state
Aid in the consolidation efforts being mandated by the state law
The $1.05 recommended by the Statewide 9-1-1 advisory meant to make the fund and replace the shortfall in the $.87. The $1.05 cannot and will not meet the preceding points. The $1.50 generates enough resource to move our 9-1-1 systems into the 21st century.
2017 Statewide 9-1-1 Advisory Board Annual Report to the Illinois General Assembly
2017 Legislative Updates from: Illinois APCO and Illinois NENA
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