In its bid to hire a firm to oversee , the City of University City said the system will need to be operational by June. However, Joe Edwards wants the security system up and running a lot sooner than that.
At Tuesday's meeting of the Loop Special Business District, and other popular Loop destinations, said he'd like to see the surveillance system operational by March at the latest. While the cameras had been in the works for sometime, business owners , which involved hundreds of unruly young people.
"Maybe they can speed it up," Edwards said to Raymond Lai, Deputy Director of Planning, Zoning and Economic Development for University City. "I'm not sure why it would take until June," Edwards added.
“We’ll pass the message to get it installed before the big crowds,” said Lai. He noted that the project was slowed because of "technical things with the system." He said it took time to coordinate the collaboration between University City Police and Washington University Police.