The City of Elk Grove and the Elk Grove Police Department are preparing to purchase $87,000 worth of automated citation devices from a Texas-based company.
According to the Elk Grove City Council's Feb. 13 meeting agenda, the council is considering the purchase from College Station Texas-based Brazos Technology. A staff report of the planned purchase says the handheld devices will reduce the time needed to issue citations and enhance officer safety.
According to a current roster of Brazos' customers, Elk Grove Police appears to be the companies first California law enforcement customer.
Ironically earlier this week Texas launched a radio advertising campaign voiced by Gov. Rick Perry intent on recruiting California businesses to relocate to the Lone Star State. In typical fashion, Calif. Gov. Jerry Brown dismissed Perry's pitch saying the $26,000 radio-buy is "not a burp, it’s barely a fart."
The item will be considered on the city council's consent calendar. Wedneday night's council meeting starts at 6 p.m.