That chart is WRONG in that the threshold for recalls remained 25%, not 10%.
Phase 1: Fully secure system that allows ppl to endorse uploaded petition (by July 12, 2020)
City is doing that, finalizing a memorandum of understanding right now to get a daily voter registration file. It's taken awhile, Carr says, bc of security concerns.
The city did a competitive bidding process (as it has to do) and Map Light came back with an open-source but NOT free system.
"We think criticisms we've heard aren't based on any reality."
The expectation is that we can keep renewing if we're happy, staff says. (Someone from IT whose name I didn't catch. Apologies.)
Carr: That's bc signatures are found invalid. This system will prevent that.
Carr: There's no reason; we don't have to.
No, bc that's not something you can do with paper petitions.
Yates: Yeah, but does the law prevent us from allowing that?
Carr: No. We're going to write the law.
Yates: Let's look at that.
IT lady: About $25,000; they started working in December but haven't invoiced us yet.
Carr: Contract has 30-day cancellation clause.
The question was: Do we wait? As staff, we'd been criticized a lot for delaying.
That wasn't shared, she and Swetlik recall
Carr: That was the rationale for signing it.
Three things: I have concerns about the transparency piece. I do like open-source software; I worked for an open-source co for 8 years. It's not a great way to make $$...
Open-source was not an RFP requirement, btw.
Carr: It's hard to say. We might still be able to get it for 2021 elections; we might not.
Carr: I think it would say that we have a problem with our procurement process. Ppl count on the fact that we have a process.
Nagle speaks! "I'll jump on that ship."
That's what Boulder considered before starting down the online path, over equity concerns, bc iPads/tablets to gather signatures are expensive.
Someone could still use this system on an iPad; you just need internet access.
Brockett makes a remark about how IT ppl might disagree.
Carr: $40,000 maintenance costs
There may be more, IT lady says, but she doesn't remember them RN.
Carr: I think we can do that, yes.
Carr: We use OSS in the city. We have contracts with ppl who can fix things. So it's doable.
$80,000 per year for Runbeck
$58,000 year 1
$60,000 year 2
$62,000 year 3