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File #: 21-6320    Version: 1 Name:
Type: Miscellaneous Section Status: Agenda Ready
File created: 11/15/2021 In control: Commissioners Court
On agenda: 11/30/2021 Final action:
Title: Request by the Greater Harris County 9-1-1 Emergency Network for approval of the budget for 2022.
Attachments: 1. 2022 final budget
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Type of Request: Miscellaneous Section

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Vendor/Entity Legal Name (if applicable): Greater Harris County 9-1-1 Emergency Network (GHC 9-1-1)
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Request Summary (Agenda Caption):
Request by the Greater Harris County 9-1-1 Emergency Network for approval of the budget for 2022.

Background and Discussion:

GHC 9-1-1's Board of Managers approved the 2022 Budget for GHC 9-1-1. As required under Chapter 772, Subchapter B, of the Texas Health and Safety Code GHC 9-1-1 is required to have both Harris County Commissioners Court and the City of Houston Council approve the annual operational and capital budget...GHC 9-1-1 is requesting that Harris County Commissioners Court approve the budget totaling $53,210,000 for the calendar year 2022.

GHC 9-1-1 works closely with the HCSO Communications Division and as in prior years, funding for 96 HCSO 9-1-1 call takers totaling $7,475,000 is included in the budget. HCSO is responsible for the supervision and management of the 9-1-1 call takers. GHC 9-1-1 reimburses Harris County for actual expenses and also provides the infrastructure/systems to deliver all 9-1-1 emergency calls to HCSO and all other similar call centers for the 49 cities within Harris and Fort Bend counties and unincorporated areas of Fort Bend County.

Funding for GHC 9-1-1 is based on collections of the 9-1-1 service fees from wireline and wireless telephone customers within the Harris and Fort Bend county area...the wireline fee is set by GHC 9-1-1's Board of Managers, while the fee on wireless devices was set by the Texas State Legislature when the legislation was originally passed in 1997.

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Alignment with Goal(s):
_ Justice and Safety
_ Economic Opportunity
_ Housing
_ Public Health
_ Transportation
_ Flooding
_ Environment

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