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File #: 59300    Version: 1 Name: Surveillance technology
Type: Ordinance Status: Passed
File created: 1/28/2020 In control: COMMON COUNCIL EXECUTIVE COMMITTEE
On agenda: 6/16/2020 Final action: 6/16/2020
Enactment date: 6/30/2020 Enactment #: ORD-20-00056
Title: Creating Section 23.63 of the Madison General Ordinances to establish Surveillance Technology guidelines for Departments
Sponsors: Rebecca Kemble, Samba Baldeh, Sheri Carter
Fiscal Note
The proposed resolution accepts recommendations from the President’s Work Group to Development Citywide Surveillance Equipment and Data Management Practices. The report includes five recommendations outlined on page two of the report. In general, these recommendations call for Common Council approval to purchase new surveillance equipment. The recommendations also call for an Annual Surveillance Technology Report from City agencies detailing how surveillance technology is being used, shared, and protected, along with any complaints received and how those complaints were mitigated.

Currently, installation and maintenance of the City’s camera system is managed by IT and Traffic Engineering. Three positions within IT spend a portion of their time (approximately 5-10% per position) managing the IT infrastructure for the current camera program. There are no positions in the City fully allocated to managing the camera network. The 2020 Operating Budget includes $25,000 in IT’s purchased service budget for maintenance costs associated with the existing system. The 2020 Capital Improvement Plan anticipates $150,000 in 2021 to replace the IT infrastructure for the existing camera system (program-Enterprise Business Solutions). Following the upgrade, it is anticipated the annual maintenance cost will increase.

Traffic Engineering spends approximately $55,000-$60,000 annually on the installation and maintenance of the actual cameras.

Based on the recommendations contained in the report, impacted City agencies may require additional staff for implementation. Any new positions may be considered as part of future budget deliberations.
Title
Creating Section 23.63 of the Madison General Ordinances to establish Surveillance Technology guidelines for Departments
Body
DRAFTER'S ANALYSIS: This ordinance requires all Departments to provide notification to the Mayor and Common Council before obtaining or using new surveillance technology. The ordinance requires...

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