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question_mark  There will be no reduction of services as a result of Measure D failing to be approved by voters.
Rumor False.  There will be a reduction in services if new revenues, an increase in fees and / or fiscal reserves are not sufficient.  The City Council began discussions on how to proceed with balancing the FY 2017/18 budget to adjust for a 25% reduction in revenue following the failure of Measure D at its March 14, 2017 meeting. For those who were unable to attend or would like to rewatch the meeting, please visit http://pvestates.granicus.com/MediaPlayer.php?view_id=1&clip_id=927

The City Council will continue its discussion at their April 25, 2017 meeting at 7:30 p.m. in Council Chambers, 340 Palos Verdes Drive West. The meeting agenda and staff report will be posted on Friday, April 21, 2017.

To receive notification when the meeting agenda is posted, please visit the City's Sign Me Up page and select "City Council Agenda & Minutes."

 

question_mark The Citizens Committee that recommended Measure D be on the ballot did not consider alternate funding options for fire and paramedic services.
Rumor False. The Citizens Committee met several times over three months to discuss all matters related to fire and paramedic services, including funding options. The Committee received two reports on alternate funding options: 1) published report by the Finance Director and 2) published report by City auditors.

 

question_mark What process is underway to get the ALPR cameras installed?

The City completed installation of the ALPR cameras.

Unlike Rancho Palos Verdes and Rolling Hills Estates, Palos Verdes Estates does not have:

  • existing traffic signal, street lighting or other adequate camera supports
  • readily available electrical service points along roadways

Both are necessary to install the equipment.  The other two cities utilized their existing infrastructure to place equipment on; Palos Verdes Estates must retain contractors to install the necessary infrastructure.

Since the City did not receive any bids, the City reached out to potential contractors and was quoted $100,000 to install the infrastructure. The City is now proceeding with constructing and bidding incremental components to install the system at a lower cost.

 question_markWhat is the City doing to fully bring on the ALPR system?

The City completed installation of the ALPR cameras.

At this time, the City is working directly with Southern California Edison and underground contractors/electricians to establish electric service and construct poles/foundations at the locations where the ALPR cameras will be installed.  The project is being pursued incrementally. 

The installations are projected to be completed no later than the end of year.