City officials in the Mile High City have already approved nearly $10 million in specific security purchases for the Democratic National Convention in August.
The merchandise wish list can be found below the fold.The Denver City Council has approved $5 million for the following items:
Heavy rescue vehicle
Hazardous materials response vehicle
Urban search and rescue unit
Unified incident command post
This week the City Council’s safety committee also authorized $3.4 million for the following items:
Worker’s compensation and insurance for law enforcement — $1.9 Million
1 SWAT vehicle — $200,000
Communication equipment — estimated $300,000
Interagency communication system — $650,000
Amplification system — estimated $385,000
Congress has appropriated a total of $50 million in federal funds to pay for security at the convention, set for Aug. 25-28.
Specific expenditures for equipment over $50,000 and contracts over $500,000 must be approved by the City Council as a whole, while purchases under those amounts can be designated by the committee and law enforcement officials through the city’s regular procurement process.