If you're suffering from insomnia, call up the online video of Monday's Seal Beach City Council meeting. Do not operate heavy machinery while watching the video.
Here's a rundown on a couple of items from the meeting.
Geographic Information System
The city agreed to pay $144,000 for a new digital map database with aerial photos, drawings and topographical surveys. The old system was built by interns and hasn't been significantly updated in four to five years, officials said.
“Our system meets the state requirements, but it doesn’t have a lot of functionality,” Assistant City Manager Sean Crumby said. “Currently there is only one intern in the entire city who knows how to use it.”
The new Geographic Information System can be used to automate tasks and record searches currently done manually, officials said. It will be especially useful to city engineers working with water and sewer crews. A contract to have Digital Map Products Inc. build the system was approved on a 5-0 vote.
Since Seal Beach's under a court decision that outlawed such programs throughout California, this was the first meeting of its agency.
Acting as the successor agency, City Council members approved initial steps toward dismantling the city's redevelopment program and paying off its debts.
More resolutions will be presented at the next City Council meeting, Feb. 27.