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United States : City Council vote to give further $1.5 million to 911 call center.

New Orleans City Council members have announced that they feel they have a plan that could start addressing problems with the 911 call center.

City leaders are slated to vote Nov 19, Thursday morning on whether to give the call center a further $1.5 million.

That money could be used for hiring more workers for the understaffed call center. Enhanced staffing would help enhance lagging police response times.

Council members admit fixing the call center problems won't fix issues within the NOPD, which continues to be understaffed.

City Council President Jason Williams, said, "Right now there is not enough of them, we have one supervisor per shift, which means if he calls in sick then we have no supervisors. So we must devote resources to this area so we can attract qualified 911 operators."

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Date:Nov 20, 2015
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