Riverside County, California supervisors Tuesday unanimously endorsed
spending $148 million on a new communications package despite complaints from a
competitor that the bidding process was unfair.
Sheriff Bob Doyle said deputies should be able to push a button on the radio
and then get a response to a call. Doyle said that's not the case with the
existing system, which is unreliable and provides spotty coverage even in
Despite the cost, which includes the 800-MHz Motorola system, land
acquisition and management costs, the supervisors approved the deal with little public