City of Somerville
Massachusetts

Agenda Item
191890

94 Requesting an appropriation of $7,500 from the Capital Projects Stabilization Fund for the purchase of 5 laptops with language translation software for the Police Dept.

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Department:Auditing & PayrollSponsors:
Category:Mayor's RequestFunctions:Appropriation/Budget

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To the Honorable Board:

 

I respectfully request  an appropriation of $7,500 from the Capital Projects Stabilization Fund for the purchase of 5 Laptops with Language Translation Software for use by the Police Department. 

 

Thank you for your consideration.

 

Respectfully,

 

Joseph A. Curtatone

Mayor

 

Meeting History

Aug 25, 2011 7:00 PM Video Board of Aldermen Regular Meeting
RESULT:REFERRED FOR RECOMMENDATION
Oct 25, 2011 7:30 PM  Finance Committee Committee Meeting

Deputy Chief Upton told the members that the funds would be used to purchase 5 laptops with translation software, allowing officers to communicate with citizens in their native languages. The software has the capability to translate 90 different languages.

RESULT:APPROVED
Oct 27, 2011 7:00 PM Video Board of Aldermen Regular Meeting
RESULT:APPROVED. [UNANIMOUS]
AYES:John M. Connolly, Bruce M. Desmond, Dennis M. Sullivan, William A. White Jr., Maryann M. Heuston, Walter F. Pero, Rebekah L. Gewirtz, Robert C. Trane
ABSENT:William M. Roche, Thomas F. Taylor, Sean T. O’Donovan