DWP OKs Contract to Upgrade Video Security

From Times Staff and Wire Reports

Four years after the Sept. 11 terrorist attacks, the Los Angeles Department of Water and Power board complained Tuesday that the agency is two years from completing the installation and upgrade of surveillance cameras to protect its 100 electric and water facilities.

The board approved a $2.2-million contract with Metro Video Systems Inc. but only after board members questioned why the contract, with options, is for up to three years.

“That’s not soon enough. Two years is not soon enough,” said board member Nick Patsaouras.