Council plans to consider security cameras at Villa Parke as part of Monday’s consent schedule – Pasadena Now



City council will review a $ 115,543 contract with CelPlan Technologies for security cameras at Villa Parke on Monday.

“Security cameras will cover privileged areas where the public congregates. Independent studies have shown that security cameras are effective in reducing crime by at least 25%, ”according to a report from city staff.

The item is part of the council agenda consent schedule, which contains several questions that can all be passed with a single sweep vote. Individual items can be kept for separate discussion and eventual passage.

“In recent years, Villa Parke has experienced a number of incidents which have raised concerns about the safety of the park,” the report said. “Regular park visitors and nearby local residents have expressed concern and called for increased security in the park. “

It will take around two to three months to complete the installation under the proposed contract, assuming the delivery of the equipment is not adversely affected by the disruption of the global supply chain.

A corporate building security improvement program (BSM) project was created in fiscal 2016 to provide a city-wide corporate standard for facility access control and security camera systems.

The project will help secure city assets and resources, guard against loss, improve facility access management controls, limit public access to areas reserved for staff, and improve uptime. incident response to incidents. The project was fully funded in 2020.

As part of the project, cameras or access controls will be placed at 13 locations. The first phase covered the police department and the town hall.

The project is currently in phase two, which includes Villa Parke and La Pintoresca Park.

The third phase will include the central library and branches of Allendale, Hastings, Hill Avenue, Lamanda, Linda Vista, Santa Catalina and San Rafael libraries.

Here are the other items on Monday’s consent calendar.

  • A Memorandum of Understanding (MOU) between the city and the International Union of Operating Engineers (IUOE). The IUOE represents the staff who operate and maintain the city’s power plant as part of the power supply division of the Department of Water and Electricity. The most recent memorandum of understanding between the city and the IUOE expired on September 30. Negotiations for a successor agreement began on August 10 and the parties reached a tentative agreement on September 28. The IUOE ratified this agreement on October 7.
  • Separate contracts of $ 950,000 with J Lee Engineering Inc. and Jason Addison Smith Consulting Services for plan review services.
  • Approval of the terms of a public utility agreement with the California Statewide Communities Development Authority (CSCDA) for the acquisition by the CSCDA of the 480 apartment building located at 231 De Lacey Ave. “As a member of the CSCDA, the city has the capacity to approve the financing and acquisition by the CSCDA of apartment projects to be converted into affordable rental housing by entering into public utility agreements as an agency local hospitality, ”according to a staff report on Monday’s city council agenda.

Currently, the city is involved in three CSCDA projects totaling 618 units – The Hudson, Westgate Apartments Phases 2 and 3 and The Theo. CSCDA is currently under contract to acquire a fourth project in Pasadena, Westgate Apartments Phase 1 consisting of 480 units located at 231 S. De Lacey Ave. One measure of the public benefit of this proposed transaction is the comparison between the projected $ 282 million that Westgate Phase 1 residents will save on rent expenses over the next 30 years and on the property tax loss of the city over the same period amounting to approximately $ 7.42 million.

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