Austin, TX, 78738, USA

Safety and Security Projects – Analysis

District Itemized $97.6M in Safety and Security Projects

In the press, the District claimed close to $100M in Safety and Security Projects.

We’re all in favor of Safety and Security. But is the claim an accurate depiction of fact?.

The District’s Own Data Says that $10M in Technology is for Safety and Security, not $71.8M

As part of the $97.6M, the District claimed virtually ALL the Technology spend. In the detailed work papers from the consultant, $10.M (not $71.8M) was attributed to Safety and Security.

This is a $61.8m overstatement by the District.

And further, another suspect category in the $97.6M claim is LED lighting…