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File #: 18-0078R    Version: 0 Name: Informational Hearing - Coordination of CitiWatch with ATVES and DAS Installations
Type: City Council Resolution Status: In Committee
File created: 4/23/2018 In control: Budget and Appropriations Committee
On agenda: Final action:
Enactment #:
Title: Informational Hearing - Coordination of CitiWatch with ATVES and DAS Installations For the purpose of calling on representatives from the Department of Transportation, the Baltimore Police Department, Baltimore City Information Technology, the Mayor’s Office of Criminal Justice, the Department of Finance, the Office of Real Estate, the Department of Planning, and the Mayor’s Office of Sustainable Solutions to appear before the Council to testify on how DAS and ATVES installations can ease the burden of cost of installation of additional CitiWatch cameras.
Sponsors: Eric T. Costello, Leon F. Pinkett, III, President Young, Robert Stokes, Sr., Brandon M. Scott, John T. Bullock, Ryan Dorsey, Sharon Green Middleton, Edward Reisinger, Bill Henry, Mary Pat Clarke, Isaac "Yitzy" Schleifer, Zeke Cohen, Shannon Sneed, Kristerfer Burnett
Indexes: ATVES, CitiWatch, Coordination, DAS, Informational Hearing, Installation
Attachments: 1. cb18-0078R~1st, 2. Finance 18-0078R, 3. Real Estate 18-0078R, 4. Planning 18-0078R, 5. BCIT 18-0078R, 6. MOCJ 18-0078R
* 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: Councilmembers Costello and Pinkett, President Young



A Resolution Entitled

A Council Resolution concerning
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Informational Hearing - Coordination of CitiWatch with ATVES and DAS Installations
For the purpose of calling on representatives from the Department of Transportation, the Baltimore Police Department, Baltimore City Information Technology, the Mayor’s Office of Criminal Justice, the Department of Finance, the Office of Real Estate, the Department of Planning, and the Mayor’s Office of Sustainable Solutions to appear before the Council to testify on how DAS and ATVES installations can ease the burden of cost of installation of additional CitiWatch cameras.
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In 2015, Baltimore City signed a 10-year deal with Crown Castle LLC to equip the City with small cell systems. The goal was to enhance the existing wireless infrastructure in the City so as to satisfy the City’s growing demand for mobile data. Citizens, workers, and tourists alike rely increasingly on the data in their handheld devices for directions, communications, and entertainment. They also use this data to report problems to 311 and 911.

Crown Castle’s method for efficiently implementing this new technology in Baltimore has relied on the utilization of existing infrastructure. The company has installed low-powered antennae, called “nodes,” on street signs, streetlights, and utility poles. These nodes connect to fiber optic cable ...

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