Joint Dispatch Consolidation

In Tuesday night's commission meeting the board decided to hire a consultant to make recommendations on the creation of a joint city-county dispatch center.

Commissioner Ed Depuy and City Commissioner Debbie Lightsey have been seeking a solution.

Proponents of consolidation say the 9-1-1 dispatch services should all be housed under one roof, not under two as they are now.

The city will decide Wednesday whether to match the county's $12,500 for the consultant. The review is expected to take about 45 days.