Mayor asks for $30 million to upgrade city's IT


JACKSONVILLE, Fla. – Mayor Lenny Curry is asking for a complete overhaul of the city's computer and Internet systems and is asking City Council for $30 million over five years to pay for it.

The upgrades are designed to improve the way employees work with each other and how people connect with the city by giving them access to City Hall and city departments electronically.

The proposal also includes upgrades or replacements for the city's aging hardware, networks and servers and reducing or integrating more than 300 applications to increase efficiency.

The upgrades will not be limited to City Hall, but include $4.5 million to replace Jacksonville Fire-Rescue's 911 system, and $3 million for upgrades to the library. There is also money allocated to bring the city's website into compliance with the American Disabilities Act.

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