OF THE GOVERNANCE BOARD
Mar ch 1, 2012
a. Discussion Regarding HR 3630 and UHF Frequencies.
Congress has approved this legislation regarding DBlock and it will have a significant effect
on ICIS. The t-band is where ICIS and LA RICS are located and in nine years these
channels are to be reallocated; leaving ICIS non-operable.
Executive Director Wright called this special meeting to ge t approval from the Governance
Board to work with other spectrum t-band users and have the flexibility to talk with others
outside of the region regarding this subject. This will be a challenge but he feels that it is
imperative tha t there is a singular voice when going back to Washington DC.
A motion was made to allow the Executive Director Wright flexibility to talk with other
spectrum users outside the region regarding HR 3630 and UHF Frequencies.
Motion - Burbank Second - Culver City
April 5, 2012
REPORTS - INFORMATION
a. Reports Regardii1g Changes in Project Status from Previous Month
Culver City reported that their P25 has been installed, testing completed.
Pasadena gave the update that the Pasadena Radio project has officially been closed out, i t' s
now moving into the operations and maintenance mode. During the past month, the
remaining users were finished being put on the system. No outages affecting services, no
network equipment fa ilures and no is sues with connectivity to the Master Site. The only
issue that we did experience was 'interference' between Parking Enforcement and PD and
FD. The symptoms were that when Parking Enforcement ' s base unit was transmitting, i t
could come out on either PD Dispatch or Fire Dispatch. We examined the problem, moved
antennas , changed power levels, and finally killed the talkgroup they were on and moved
them to another talkgroup and the problem is solved. We have made that talkgroup in the
system unable to be used again, as i t seems to be a mathematical problem in the network.
All other us ers experie1~ ced excellent communication.
b. Report from Technical Committee
Steve Hronek, Chair of the Technical Committee reported tha t the first Mutual Ta lk Group
repor t is before the Governance Board, please look over the report and le t him know of any
changes or additions they would like made. This report will be made available monthly to
the Governance Board.
Mr. Hronek informed the Board that the Pomona equipment has been installed and tested
Culver City and Beverly Hills Master Site upgrades have also been extensively tested. This
means that all has been shipped, installed, tested, functional and bills luive been paid on
time, including the invoices for Pomona. Everythi1ig is working properly.
Mr. Hronek gave an update on the mic1
wave lengths that are part of Pomona and come
back thru Montebello, Culver City, and Beverly Hills into master site, those are installed and
ready to go on line but not until the P25 is ready to go. There are additional funds in 2010,
but no project has been identified yet, the Technical Committee is looking a t appropriate
projects, time is getting short.
c. Repmt from Legislative Committee
Ms. Lianne McGinley, Ghair of the Legislative Committee handed out ICIS informational
packets for the Governance Board to look over, please notify her of any additions, deletions
or changes to the packet before next week. Flight & hotel arrangements have been made for
Governance Board Members from Burbank, Glendale, Montebello and Pomona. Jamie
Jones of Turch & Associates is working on House and Senate Committee meetings. His
suggestion is to not meet wi th people tha t are retiring.
Board Member Sitnay suggested meetings with Congresswoman Richardson and
Congresswoman Hahn, and to also mention UASI and SHSGP funding.
Pomona suggested mentioning DBlock,
d. Repmt regarding LA RICS .
Board Member Sitnay reported that he was pmt of the closed door meeting to discuss
litigation, the only information that he was able to share was about NTIA and the one year
suspension of equipment for DB lock broadband, all systems should be compatible with each
other. · ·
Elections for at large members will be s e t for November 1, 2012 City Manager Mark
Alexander raised a motion to discuss independent cities representation ·on the board.
By August 2012 there will be a 15 member board to review and recommend the common
platform for a national data system. This will be the FIRSTNET board that will establish
policy for the new network