Berkeley City Council approves controversial $6.5M Motorola contract

photo of Berkeley during wildfire season
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A contract between Berkeley City Council and Motorola Solutions aims to create an emergency radio service for first responders in Northern California.

Berkeley City Council voted to enter into a $6.5 million seven-year contract with Motorola Solutions to create an encrypted radio service for the Berkeley Fire and Police Departments, despite public opposition to the city working with a company known to aid U.S. Immigration and Customs Enforcement, or ICE.
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