911 Upgrade Bond Issue to Be on November Ballot
A proposal to place a $235-million bond issue on the November ballot to upgrade police radio communications and the 911 emergency telephone system was approved Tuesday by the Los Angeles City Council.
The measure had been endorsed unanimously by the Budget and Finance Committee after police officials said that about 740,000 calls to the 911 system went unanswered last year because of staff and computer overloads.
If approved, the general-obligation bonds would cost the average homeowner about $26.25 a year for 20 years.
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