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File #: 15-0268R    Version: 0 Name: Investigative Hearing - Eliminating 911 Connection Problems
Type: City Council Resolution Status: Withdrawn
File created: 9/21/2015 In control: City Council
On agenda: Final action: 7/18/2016
Enactment #:
Title: Investigative Hearing - Eliminating 911 Connection Problems FOR the purpose of demanding that representatives from the Mayor's Office of Information Technology appear before the City Council to explain the inexcusable connection problems and busy signals that have prevented some callers from reaching 911 operators.
Sponsors: Nick Mosby, Carl Stokes, William "Pete" Welch, President Young, James B. Kraft, Sharon Green Middleton, Eric T. Costello, Brandon M. Scott, Robert Curran, Helen L. Holton, Warren Branch, Bill Henry, Rochelle Spector, Edward Reisinger
Indexes: 911, Connection Problems, Investigative Hearing
Attachments: 1. 15-0268R~1st Reader
* WARNING: THIS IS AN UNOFFICIAL, INTRODUCTORY COPY OF THE BILL.
THE OFFICIAL COPY CONSIDERED BY THE CITY COUNCIL IS THE FIRST READER COPY.
INTRODUCTORY*

CITY OF BALTIMORE
COUNCIL BILL R
(Resolution)

Introduced by: Councilmember Mosby


A RESOLUTION ENTITLED

A COUNCIL RESOLUTION concerning
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Investigative Hearing - Eliminating 911 Connection Problems
FOR the purpose of demanding that representatives from the Mayor's Office of Information Technology appear before the City Council to explain the inexcusable connection problems and busy signals that have prevented some callers from reaching 911 operators.
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In moments of crisis a 911 call can be the only lifeline available to many Baltimoreans. Without it, they have no way of obtaining vital police protection, fire suppression, or medical care, and lives can be lost.

That?s why reports of busy signals or long waits greeting 911 callers are so disturbing and unacceptable. Not one single individual should ever have his or her life endangered by an inability to be connected to help when calling 911 and yet; there have been multiple reports of this happening throughout the city.

It is imperative that the causes of these busy signals and failures to connect be identified and immediately eliminated.

Currently, the Mayor?s Office of Information Technology is responsible for operating the City?s 911 system. They need to explain exactly how these problems occurred and what steps have been taken to address them.

NOW, THEREFORE, BE IT RESOLVED BY THE CITY COUNCIL OF BALTIMORE, That the Council demands that representatives from the Mayor?s Office of Informatio...

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