The City Council of San Jose approved a resolution earlier this month authorizing the city manager to execute an amendment in the city’s agreement with First Alarm Security and Patrol to expand Airport curbside Security Officer duties from one shift to three shifts.
The move adds parking citation issuances to their responsibilities, and is expected to increase the amount of maximum compensation by $626,240 subject to the appropriation of funds. Additionally, the execution of this amendment will save the city over $1,000,000 annually, according to the city resolution, while maintaining control, security and safety of the airport terminal curbs.
The City Council and Mayor Chuck Reed reviewed a memorandum entitled “2012-2013 Preliminary Alternative Service Delivery Evaluations,” which listed the Airport Parking and Traffic Control program as one of the services that was undergoing a preliminary business case analysis as part of the 2012-2013 Proposed Budget process.
The report claimed that the addition of security staff performing curbside traffic control duties will increase First Alarm’s compensation by approximately $626,240 over the remaining term of the agreement. The Business Case analysis shows that the new service delivery model generates over $1,000,000 in net ongoing annual savings to the Airport.
Alternative #1: Not approving this amendment to the First Alarm agreement.
Pros: The contract remains as it currently exists.
Cons: Not entering into this amendment would leave the security officers unable to perform the duties necessary to manage the curbsides at the Airport. This would limit the safety and security of the passengers using the Airport. Reason for not recommending this alternative: The safety, security and control of the Airport curbsides are an important part of the overall security and operation of the Airport. The savings demonstrated by the Business Case could be lost without the additional scope provided by the amendment.