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File #: 2020-0213    Version: 1
Type: Ordinance Status: Passed
File created: 6/23/2020 In control: Government Accountability and Oversight Committee
On agenda: Final action: 9/15/2020
Enactment date: 9/25/2020 Enactment #: 19165
Title: AN ORDINANCE authorizing the King County executive to execute the Puget Sound Emergency Radio Network Operator Interlocal Cooperation Agreement with the cities of Auburn, Bellevue, Federal Way, Issaquah, Kent, Kirkland, Mercer Island, Redmond, Renton, Seattle and Tukwila, relating to the ownership, governance and management of the Puget Sound Emergency Radio Network after construction.
Sponsors: Pete von Reichbauer
Indexes: Agreement, Auburn, City of, Bellevue, City of, Executive, Federal Way, City of, Issaquah, City of, Kent, City of, Kirkland, City of, Mercer Island, City of, Puget Sound, Redmond, City of, Renton, City of, Seattle, City of, Tukwila, City of
Attachments: 1. Ordinance 19165, 2. A. Puget Sound Emergency Radio Network Operator Interlocal Cooperation Agreement, 3. 2020-0213 Legislative Review Form, 4. 2020-0213 Copy of 2019-2020 Biennial Fiscal Note -PSERN Operator ILA, 5. 2020-0213 PSERN Operator ILA 2020_Transmittal Letter_final, 6. 2020-0213 Signed PSERN Operator ILA 2020_Transmittal Letter_final, 7. 2020-0213_ SR_PSERN Operator ILA, 8. 2020-0213 Staff Report and Attachments
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Clerk 06/16/2020
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AN ORDINANCE authorizing the King County executive to execute the Puget Sound Emergency Radio Network Operator Interlocal Cooperation Agreement with the cities of Auburn, Bellevue, Federal Way, Issaquah, Kent, Kirkland, Mercer Island, Redmond, Renton, Seattle and Tukwila, relating to the ownership, governance and management of the Puget Sound Emergency Radio Network after construction.
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STATEMENT OF FACTS:
1. King County currently has a countywide emergency public safety radio network. The King County Emergency Radio Communication System ("KCERCS") supports over seventeen thousand radios and nearly two hundred separate police, fire, emergency medical and other governmental agencies.
2. Portions of KCERCS are separately owned by the Eastside Public Safety Communications Agency, Valley Communications Center, the city of Seattle and King County, with a jointly owned switch controlling the entire network.
3. KCERCS is over twenty years old and is increasingly unsupported by the supplier of the system's equipment, software and related parts.
4. The cities of Auburn, Bellevue, Federal Way, Issaquah, Kent, Kirkland, Mercer Island, Redmond, Renton, Seattle and Tukwila and King County ("the arties") determined that it is in the public interest that a new public safety radio system, referred to as the Puget Sound Emergency Radio Network ("PSERN"), be implemented to provide public safety agencies and other user groups in the region with improved coverage and capacity, as well as uniformly high-quality radio communications.
5. The parties entered into the Puget Sound Emergency Radio Implementation Period Interlocal Cooperation Agreement ("the implementation period ILA") that designates King County as the lead agency for planning, procurement, financing, implementation and limited operation of PSERN. The implementation period ILA also establishes a Joint Board to oversee the PSERN project implementation.
6. The owners of KCERCS ea...

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