Sammamish City Council chambers to get tech upgrades

December 26, 2013

By Administrator

New: Dec. 26, 2:14 p.m.

Sammamish City Hall version 2.0 may soon be on the way.

On Dec. 10, the city council authorized searching for bidders for a potential $336,000 contract to upgrade the council chambers. Besides just the main council meeting room, the upgrades would improve the council’s executive briefing room, which is also the emergency operations center, and the audio-visual equipment used behind the scenes to help broadcast council meetings.

Most of the systems used in those rooms date to about seven years ago, when City Hall first opened, and it is failing.

Finance Director Joe Guinasso told the council that some bids may still be reusable, and that the city will make every effort to retain what parts it can.

Otherwise, the plan calls for upgrading most of the city’s recording equipment from analog to digital formats, changing the configuration of the council dais, and purchasing a host of new equipment to replace the old technology.

Once the bids come back, the council will still need to approve a final contract.

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