Governance Board Presentation for April 27, 2012

Report
Governance Subcommittee
of the
Broward County Consolidated
Communications Committee
• Commissioner Bruce Roberts, Chair
• Town Administrator Richard Lemack
Vice Chair
• Police Chief Keith Dunn
• City Manager Charlie Dodge
• Mayor Debbie Eisinger
• City Manger Chuck Faranda
• Police Chief Chad Wagner
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Vice Mayor George Brummer
Dr. Nabil El-Sanadi, M.D.
Police Chief Paul O’Connell
Commissioner Chip LaMarca
Commissioner Lois Wexler
Mayor Mike Ryan
Mayor Joy Cooper
Fire Chief Neal De Jesus
Overview of Recommendations
for the Implementation Board
April 27, 2012
Governance Board Models Reviewed
The Governance Board reviewed 14 different consolidated dispatch systems
from around the country. Of the 14 models, there were 7 independent Boards,
3 County, 3 Taxing Authorities and 1 Sheriff’s Office. Each model had a variation
of different methodologies, but there were many similarities with regards to
governance.
The components examined included:
- Populations
- Organization Type
- Governance Structure
- Oversight Board Composition
- Call Volume
- Number of Agencies Dispatched
- Service area
Models Reviewed
Less than 250,000 in population
Johnson City, IA
Hendricks Country, IN
Calhoun, MI
250,000 - 500,000 Population
Weber Area Dispatch
Leon County, FL
Charleston County
Dakota County, MN
Monterey County, CA
Volusia County Sheriff’s Office
Over 500K Population
Washington County, OR
Denton County, TX
Hamilton County, OH
Over 1 Million Population
Allegheny County, PA
Metropolitan Emergency Services, Minneapolis/St. Paul
Models Presented
•Broward County Model
•Broward Sheriff’s Office Model
•Decentralized Consolidated Model
•Independent Model
Each model was to address:
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Must include a governing Board with representation of participants
Accountability by the Executive Director
Technical or Operational Boards handling daily decisions
Voting: Each municipality would have 1 vote and action would require approval
from 50% of the participating municipalities representing 75% of the population
of Broward County.
Broward County Model*
(Temporary Goal – Transition into an Independent Taxing District)
•Under Control of the County Administrator and Broward County Board of County Commissioners.
•ILA from all participants defining operations, governance and funding.
•Governing Board - Elected Officials of participating jurisdictions.
(meet quarterly to set policy, have authority to confirm Exec. Director, recommend budget and appoint an
Exec. Committee which could be Managers/Administrators, Sheriff or their designees.)
•Executive Committee would meet monthly and oversee operations, recommend hiring and termination of
Exec. Director, budget oversight, policies and procedures and performance measures.
•Dispatch Operation Committee (DOC): comprised of public safety professionals and responsible for the
development of operational procedures. If this model is chosen, it is recommended that the existing
Regional Public Safety Communications Committee transition to the DOC.
•Voting: full participation of municipalities, but additional weight given to larger cities/towns.
•All employees are under Broward County and report to the Exec. Director.
*Recommended by the Consolidated Communications Committee for further review.
Broward County Sheriff’s Model*
•Dispatch is provided as a department within BSO.
•Exec. Director, administrative services, legal and support services are provided by BSO and subject to BSO
policies.
•Governed by a Board of Directors (BOD): an elected official from each participating municipality, 2 County
Commissioners and the Sheriff.
•BOD approves policy related to operations, budget and finance as well as annual operating capital and
allocation formula.
•The BOD has authority to hire and terminate the Exec. Director.
•Other positions/committees include Administrative Manager, Executive Committee comprised of City/Town
Managers and an Operations Committee.
•This structure would also require an ILA from all participating agencies.
*Recommended by the Consolidated Communications Committee for further review.
Decentralized Consolidated Model
•County is divided into four districts each with the same governance and committee structure.
•Each entity would have a City that would serve as the employer and retain control over hiring and
termination of the Center Manager and employees.
•Entire responsibility for funding belongs to Broward County.
•Each District would be governed by their own BOD comprised of Participating Municipality City Managers.
•Each District would have an Operations Committee, Center Manager and Budget/Finance Committee.
•Each District budget would be approved by the Broward County Board of County Commissioners.
•It was anticipated that although salaries and benefits would be standardized; the budget would vary based
on capital needs, staffing levels, maintenance and operational costs.
Independent Model (NORCOM)
•Entirely independent of Broward County Government.
•Voluntary municipal participation.
•Governing Board – 1 representative from each participating municipality. They hire and terminate Exec.
Director.
•Different from the other 3 models as there is no Executive Committee.
•A Joint Operations Board advises the Exec. Dir. and would be comprised of 3 Police and 3 Fire Chiefs and a
member of the City/County Management Association.
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