IT Projects

In 2011, a project known as the "IT Upgrade" kicked off that included upgrades such as a Virtual Server Cluster, upgraded City staff computers and entering into Enterprise Licensing Agreements. 
 
In 2014, with that project winding down, IT began preparations for the release of an IT Services Bid Solicitation that included assessments, security upgrades, a domain change and the new website and GIS upgrades.
 
2015 saw the beginning of internal business system implementations that will eventually bring online systems designed to ease public interaction with the City, as well as transparency, electronic data retention and mining, and disaster recovery and emergency operations plans.
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Periodic Updates on Major Projects of Interest

 Check back for periodic updates.  Last updated February 2016.

  • ALPR Camera Installation - A trial has been working at PVDS and 25th street, and a Public Safety Strategic Plan has been approved by City Council that will include additional ALPR cameras at several City entrances.
  • Fiber Optic Connectivity between facilities at City Hall, Hesse Park and Ryan Park - The low bidder has been selected and is awaiting City Council approval decision on March 15, 2015.
  • Finance System Upgrade - The Tyler Technologies "Munis" system has been selected as a result of a GFOA RFP process and is current in contract negotiations.  The new system implementation is expected to be completed early in 2017 and will bring a wide variety of business process and reporting improvements.
  • Cityworks System Implementation - Public Works Asset Management System implementation is progressing in the testing phases.  This system will eventually allow for better reporting and tracking of public service requests and infrastructure projects.
  • Land Management System Upgrade - This is an upgrade to the City Permitting, Planning, Code Enforcement and Business License Systems.  Five companies have submitted proposals which are currently going through the RFP review process.  this implementation will bring improvements to business systems, an external public access portal, and will allow for electronic plan reviews.
  • GIS System Upgrades - Updates for public access and systems integration are ongoing, please see the GIS System page for more details.
  • Server Systems Upgrades - The City's virtual server implemented in 2011 that consolidated the City's approximately 30 servers into a single cluster is at capacity, is ready for a server system upgrade, and is nearing the 6 year estimated life.  Staff is preparing information for City Council consideration over the next few months.
  • Hesse Park Equipment Upgrades - Projectors, individual council monitors, Granicus video streaming system and the broadcast equipment upgrade are all complete.  Awaiting the decision on the Fiber Optic Connectivity to finalize the project.

Completed Projects

  • IT Services RFP Project - Complete in July 2015, "Prosum" was selected as the ongoing services provider.
  • Website Migration - The new website went live in March 2015 and will be a continual upgrade project.
  • Domain Name Change @RPVCA.GOV - Completed in January 2015.
  • Video Streaming System Migration - "Granicus" Agenda management system was implemented in 2015.  City Council, Planning Commission and Advisory Board meetings back to 2000 are now integrated into a single "City Meeting & Agenda" portal accessible from the website home page.
  • GIS System Upgrades - The City ESRI GIS system was migrated from the previous services provider and the new Geocortex viewer was implemented in 2015.
  • Network Equipment Upgrade - An upgrade to the City switches, routers and firewall was completed in October 2015.