BURBANK — A Los Angeles County plan to build a system that would allow emergency response teams in different cities to communicate across jurisdictional lines could pose problems for a system already in place in Burbank and Glendale.
Burbank, Glendale, Beverly Hills, Culver City, Montebello and Pomona have already invested in a system of their own, called the Interagency Communications Interoperability System, or ICIS. But officials from those cities are concerned that the county's version will not take into account the progress that cities like Burbank and Glendale have made, Burbank City Manager Mary Alvord said.
"We truly believe that L.A. on a countywide basis should have one system," she said. "But there has to be a level playing field in that we don't lose the ground that we've made."