Technology tops the list for Alhambra city agency improvements

At a City Council meeting Monday evening to review the budget for fiscal year 2013-2014, staff from various city departments presented improvements they said are most necessary — and technological upgrades topped the list. Paul Espinoza, director of the finance department, suggested replacing 24-year-old computers in his department. Representatives from the police and fire departments requested a traffic radar trailer and cardiac monitor for emergencies.

Council members seemed to be in support of the upgrades. “The government sector is usually the last to update their technological systems. If not the city, it’s the DMV,” joked Councilwoman Barbara Messina.

Public Works and Community Services also brought up maintenance issues, asking Council to consider better maintenance of the Alhambra Community Transit bus stops and shelters, Granada Park Pool, and Almansor Golf Clubhouse. Council members will continue to review the budget.

City Council usually meets every second and fourth Monday of the month on the second floor of the City Hall: 111 S. First St., Alhambra, Calif., 91801. The next meeting will be on Monday, May 13, at 5:30 pm at the Alhambra City Hall Council Chambers. 

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